Watford are one of a number of Premier League clubs who remain in the frame to sign Monaco winger Rachid Ghezzal, according to reports.

It is claimed the Hornets’ hierarchy view the 26-year-old as an ideal replacement for Richarlison, who left Vicarage Road to reunite with Marco Silva in a club-record deal last month.

The Algerian international, who has played 13 times for his country, would be available for around £13 million just a year removed from signing from fellow Ligue 1 side Lyon on a free transfer.

He had an indifferent first season with Monaco where he netted twice in 33 games, but only 10 of those appearances were starts and he struggled for consistent form.

Prior to that he spent five years with the Lyon first team, scoring 13 times in 119 games in all competitions, having been handed his debut by former Aston Villa manager Remi Garde in 2012.

Ghezzal has been linked with moves to fellow Premier League clubs Southampton and Leicester City in recent weeks, while Watford are seeking further reinforcements to their squad before the August 9 deadline.

It is said Monaco would be willing to let the winger leave, particularly as they stand to make a profit on any sale for a player who struggled to hold down a place in their side last term.