One of the big problems AS Roma currently have, other than trying to bring Chris Smalling back, is finding a club for Robin Olsen.

The Swedish goalkeeper spent last season on loan at Cagliari, but subsequently returned to the club, where he has no future.

Roma have been trying to find him a new landing point for the season, either temporarily or permanently, and following a breakdown in talks with Celtic, Watford emerged as a potential candidate.

The Hornets were already linked with Olsen last year, and this return was a bit of a strange one following their relegation to the Championship, but with a need to offload players, perhaps a loan for a veteran in goal made some sense.

In fact, the last update we saw stated the former Kobenhavn star was heading ‘towards’ Watford and the loan could be made permanent if they returned to the Premier League.

However, that won’t be happening, as Il Tempo are reporting the shot stopper’s transfer to Vicarage Road has ‘collapsed’.

The reason as to why that is the case isn’t said, but it appears that Watford, if they want a new goalkeeper, will have to look elsewhere.