Talks between Watford and Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong continue as the Hornets consider bringing the player to Vicarage Road.

Reports elsewhere suggest a deal has already been agreed but the Watford Observer understands that is a little premature just yet.

Sources have stated that while the defender is definitely a target, other choices are also being assessed before a decision is made.

It is believed that should the player join Watford it would be on a long term deal, which should be simple enough to complete given that he plays for the fellow-Pozzo owned club, so he could still be set to arrive in the coming days.

Speaking about the defender after the goalless draw against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, head coach Vladimir Ivic said: "I know him as a quality player and he will be one of the players who will help us in the future, if he will come, if he will join us. I cannot speak now because he's still not with us."

The Nigerian has 42 international caps and played for both Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur at youth level.