The Watford Observer understands the Hornets remain confident of agreeing a deal with Daniel Tozser after reports in Italy stated that he would join Parma before being loaned to Watford.
Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reported earlier this week that Tozser would join Parma and would then be sent to Vicarage Road for a second loan spell.
However, neither the Hornets, Tozser’s current club Genoa or Parma have confirmed a deal.
The 29-year-old signed on loan with the Hornets in January and missed just one game after arriving at Vicarage Road.
He featured for the full 90 minutes in his 20 appearances, despite arriving at Watford having not played competitively since May 2013.
Tozser impressed during his first two months with the Hornets before his form dipped, with club staff suggesting tiredness was a contributing factor.
While the Hungarian international remains Watford’s primary target for the holding midfield role, the club have made enquiries regarding a move for veteran Italian Massimo Ambrosini.
The 37-year-old has 35 caps for Italy and spent 18 years at AC Milan before moving to Fiorentina last summer.
Ambrosini is available on a free transfer however and Hornets boss Beppe Sannino holds the midfielder in high regard.
“Who wouldn’t like to train him? He’s one of the most serious Italian players, a really good professional,” the Watford head coach told Tuttomercatoweb.it.