Watford are one of the clubs to have ‘positioned themselves’ to sign Strasbourg’s Anthony Caci.

The 24-year-old came up through the ranks of the French club’s youth system before making it to their first team in 2016.

He has been a regular for them [barring the 2019/20 season] and the performances, coupled with the contract situation, has seen the midfielder arouse interest from elsewhere.

Caci has less than seven months left on his contract. Le10 Sport say the chances of the Ligue 1 side retaining the player are ‘almost zero’ and that’s because of requests that have been ‘raining down for several weeks’.

German clubs have been in the running since the summer and are now joined by English and Italian sides. It’s claimed the Hornets, Udinese and Torino have ‘made enquiries’, with a view to making an offer to Caci, to join them as a free agent next summer.

Both Watford and Udinese are owned by the Pozzo family, and the connection between the two sides could be the reason why they are both linked with the potential free agent.

Although Claudio Ranieri’s side and the two Italian clubs ‘positioned themselves’ to sign the Strasbourg man, Le10 state the Bundesliga remains as Caci’s ‘most likely destination’.