Interest in Watford winger Gerard Deulofeu has stepped up following the Hornets relegation to the Championship.

The former Barcelona and Everton man is in ongoing discussions with his representatives about his options, with clubs already requesting information on the player's availability.

It is expected that talks will be arranged with other sides before the 26-year-old makes a firm decision on where he will play his football next season, but it is understood that he is happy to listen to offers.

AC Milan have retained an interest in the winger following his loan spell in 2017, while there are also suggestions in Spain that Javi Gracia could push for a reunion, after taking over at Valencia.

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After his unveiling last night, Gracia is looking to sign at least one of his former Watford players, with defender Kiko Femenia, who shares an agent with Deulofeu, on his shopping list.

However, Femenia is also understood to be keen to assess his options ahead of any potential move.

Earlier today Deulofeu shared a collection of memories from his time at Watford on social media, leading to fans speculating about his future with the club.

The Catalonian forward has not played for the Hornets since picking up a knee injury in the 3-0 win against Liverpool.