Reports are out claiming that Watford have approached Lazio for Keita Balde Diao.
The Mail on Sunday says Tottenham’s Andros Townsend is Watford’s priority as they seek to take the 24-year-old on loan but the White Hart Lane club are keen on a permanent deal.
Keita was born in Spain from Senegalese parents, and started his career in the Barcelona youth academy before moving to Lazio in 2011.
The Italians want £18m for the 20-year-old but again Watford would prefer to arrange a loan with a view should they proceed.
Arsenal and Liverpool were previously linked with the talented youngster.