Watford, continuing their Premier League recruitment after a strong first season back in the top flight, are on a hunt to buy young and talented footballers rather than fill their squad with experience.
Having already signed the promising Isaac Success for a record fee of around £12.5m, Jerome Sinclair and 25-year-old Christian Kasabele from Genk, the club are apparently after another centre-back.
Marcel Tisserand, contract to Monaco in Ligue 1, spent last season on loan at Toulouse, where he helped them avoid relegation on the final day, playing 33 times in the league for the side throughout the season.
The 23-year-old, also capable of playing at full-back, has since returned to the Champions League hopefuls (they still need to qualify) but is facing strong competition for a starting spot, especially with the recent arrival of Kamil Glik.
With this in mind, three clubs are reported to have made offers for the player, according to FootMercato’s Dahbia Hattabi, in Watford, Torino and Saint-Etienne.
Trois offres pour Marcel Tisserand (Watford,Torino,ASSE). Mais Monaco n’envisage pas de départ.
— Dahbia Hattabi (@DahbiaHattabi) July 6, 2016
No fee has been mentioned yet, but Monaco have apparently made it clear they do not wish to sell their promising centre-back.
Does this mean another loan is around the corner?