Premier League side Watford made an offer for the signing of Santos defender Lucas Veríssimo, according to reports from Brazil.

Globo Esporte was the first one to report the bid, claiming the Hornets have put €7.5m on the table, to be paid in three instalments.

Outlet Esporte Interativo later confirmed the offer, but claimed that Santos should reject it, as the club want at least €10m for the sale.

They also claim that club president José Carlos Peres has dismissed having received any bids, even though he admits that Veríssimo could be sold this year.

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Back at Globo Esporte, their report claims that this deal would be made by the Pozzo family, and it’s still not confirmed if Veríssimo would end up playing for Watford or Udinese.

It’s also said that there could be a discount in this deal in case Watford help Santos to settle a debt they have with Hamburg. That would happen with Watford or Udinese loaning players to the German side.

Santos have a debt of €4.5m with the Bundesliga club, and are currently forbidden of making any signings until an agreement is reached.