With Brice Dja Djédjé barely a Watford player and Kiko Femenia currently injured for the foreseeable future, the Hornets are a bit short at right-back these days.

That means that strengthening the position for the second half of the season could be on Marco Silva’s agenda, and that’s where Bruno Peres comes in.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport on Friday, the Brazilian wing-back is seen as a target for two Premier League sides, with Watford being one of them, and Brighton the other.

Chris Hughton’s side have been linked with the 27-year-old for a few days now, but the Hornets’ inclusion is new, and one that makes sense.

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Already said to have been after him in 2016 when he was at Torino, with vague reports of a £12m offer, the Hornets could now get the defender for somewhere around €9m.

Roma are looking to offload Peres in order to make room for a new right-back, with Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian the most frequently named replacement.

Galatasaray are the ones providing competition to Watford and the Seagulls, wanting a loan for now, which the Serie A would only say yes with an option to buy (which is where the €9m figure comes from).