Watford were one of the clubs relegated from the Premier League last season and they are will be keen on returning to the top flight at the first try.

The Hornets are planning to bolster their squad for the upcoming campaign in the Championship, and have set their sights on signing Barcelona’s Oriol Busquets this summer.

Sport’s Thursday edition explains the English club are ‘very interested’ in acquiring the 21-year-old’s services, as long as it’s on their specific terms proposed for the transfer.

It’s claimed Vladimir Ivić’s side want to take the defensive midfielder on a loan deal with a ‘compulsory purchase option’, if Watford are promoted to the Premier League.

The two clubs have been talking for a few days and the report adds Barcelona will ‘decide shortly’. 

The newspaper also states the player has proposals from La Liga, and the Spaniard could wait for the ‘market to cheer up a little more in the coming weeks’ before deciding his next destination.

Busquets spent the previous campaign on loan at FC Twente, where he made 21 appearances in the Eredivisie before the league was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 crisis.