Watford are interested in signing Valencia defender Aymen Abdennour, as the club seek to add defensive reinforcements to their squad.
The Tunisia international was signed as a replacement for Manchester City-bound Nicolas Otamendi after a good season at Monaco, but could be set to move on again, with Sky Sports reporting that the Hornets are taking a took at him.
Their sources have told them that the club have made a £1.8m loan offer for the player, with a £7m option to buy in the summer of 2018.
It's a story that could have legs because Abdennour struggled for opportunities last season - he only made 15 appearances, nine of which were starts as Ezequiel Garay and Eliaquim Mangala forged a starting partnership.
New boss Marco Silva has already made signed Nathaniel Chalobah, Will Hughes, Tom Cleverley, Daniel Bachman and Kiko Femenia this summer, but is keen to add a defensive option to his ranks as the 2017/18 campaign creeps ever closer.