Watford have become the ‘most serious aspirant’ in Europe to sign Fenerbahçe’s Ozan Tufan in the current window, according to claims coming out of Turkey.

The 26-year-old doesn’t seem to be in manager Vítor Pereira’s plans for this season after failing out of favour.

Fenerbahçe are looking to cut ties with the midfielder before the window closes and their intention is to get rid of him through a sale.

That’s according to Haber Turk, who provide the ‘hot developments’ regarding the Turkey international’s future.

It’s claimed Watford ‘offered a rental formula’ to sign Tufan, when they made contact with the Yellow Canaries.

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Fenerbahçe’s desire is to earn from the player’s exit, which is why their board insists on the inclusion of a mandatory purchase option as part of the loan deal.

The Turkish club’s aim is to cash in ‘at least €10m’ from Tufan’s departure, either this summer or a year later. Haber Turk, however, doesn’t mention if Watford are ready to meet the conditions imposed by Fenerbahçe.