Watford have made a bid for Roma midfielder Amadou Diawara but still need to find an agreement on the valuation of the player.

That’s according to AS Roma Live, who say Claudio Ranieri’s side are keen to take the Guinean on loan in the January transfer window.

They explain that Roma are keen to get rid of Diawara, who has only managed 145 minutes of action all season.

Watford are willing to help them in that regard and have ‘made a bid’ for the former Bologna and Napoli man.

They would like to sign him on loan with a fee linked to the number of appearances he makes, a deal that would be very similar to the one Roma agreed with Marseille for goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

However, there is a ‘gap’ in the valuation of the player, with Roma believing he’s worth €13-15m and Watford wanting a right to buy set at €8-10m instead.

Thus, there is work to be done if the transfer is to be pushed over the line, with the two clubs needing to find a middle ground on the purchase clause.

We’re sure that’s more than doable as around €5m is not all that much in the modern game and with talks already opened, there’s plenty of time to work it out before the window opens.

It’s worth noting the Italian media have been constant with reports of Roma’s desire to sell, so that will also work in Watford’s favour.