On July 27th, Catalan newspaper Sport reported a Watford approach for Paco Alcacer.

The Premier League club were said to be ‘interested’ in Barcelona’s fringe striker but had received a negative response. Alcacer preferred to wait for Valencia and Watford had been told ‘no thanks’.

On July 29th, the same newspaper reported Leicester City had entered the race and that a transfer was being ‘cooked’.

More interestingly, they smashed Watford’s chances into little pieces. Sport couldn’t have been clearer, Alcacer had ‘ruled out’ the Hornets, he wasn’t interested, they’d been ‘totally’ dismissed.

Now, on August 2nd, Sport are talking up an Alcacer transfer… to Watford.

Barcelona are said to be currently negotiating to send the player to Watford on a ‘deferred’ deal. That would see the club loan the Spaniard for a two year period and then have the option to sign him permanently in 2020.

Any loan fees would be subtracted from the final transfer fee.

This transfer is now also ‘cooking’, and Leicester City don’t even get a mention.

Alcacer ‘does not close the door to anything’ and is considering his options.