Watford are among a number of Premier League clubs to have held talks with Mexico international Diego Reyes, according to reports.

The centre back is currently a free agent after leaving Porto earlier this summer and has reportedly spoken to West Ham, Newcastle and Brighton and Hove Albion in recent weeks as well.

Reyes also has interest from Spain, with Real Betis and Sevilla apparently eyeing up a move for the Mexican.

The centre-back is no stranger to La Liga having spent time on loan with Real Sociedad and Espanyol in recent seasons.

He returned to Porto following those loans spells last summer and scored twice in 18 appearances for the club last campaign.

But his contract with the Portuguese giants expired in June, bringing his five year association with the Dragons to an end, having signed from Club America in 2013.

Reyes has been capped 53 times by his country and was all set to feature for Mexico at the World Cup this summer, only for a hamstring injury to rule him out of the tournament.

But the free agent is now weighing up his options ahead of the new campaign and he is apparently expected to make a decision over his future within the next week.

While the Hornets currently have eight centre backs on the club’s books, many struggled for both form and fitness at various stages last season.

Both Younes Kaboul and Miguel Britos missed a large chunk of the campaign through injury while Sebastian Prodl struggled to recapture the form which saw him named as the club’s Player-of-the-Season the previous year.

Craig Cathcart and Christian Kabasele were favoured by head coach Javi Gracia towards the end of the campaign, with the duo striking up a decent partnership at the back during the last month of the season.

But with the Golden Boys bringing in both Ben Wilmot and Adam Masina as well as Marc Navarro this summer, they may now look to bolster their defensive options further with the addition of another centre-back.