Watford are being heavily linked to Fluminense forward Richarlison on Monday. The 20-year-old, who was on the verge of signing for Ajax, could now be going to the Premier League instead.
It was first a Fluminense fan site Netflu who reported a done deal this morning. They claimed Watford and the Brazilian club had already agreed a fee and there were only ‘a few details left’.
Fluminense manager Abel Braga lost his son in a tragic accident this weekend, and that’s led to a pause in talks. But the Brazilian side’s intention would be to announce the sale before the end of the week.
Then the always reliable Globo Esporte confirmed negotiations with Ajax have stalled, because the Dutch club have failed to convince Flu. Ajax had offered €9m in January, and the word at the Brazilian club is that their last offer wasn’t bigger than the €11m offered by Palmeiras a few months ago.
Globo Esporte claims Watford joined the race ‘a few days ago’, and are a possibility. Other clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Milan and Sampdoria are all said to be interested as well.
Sport Witness recently learned that €12m should be enough for a deal, but in case of several official offers, the highest amount will obviously be accepted.