Free agent Carlos Sanchez is in discussions with Watford about potentially joining the club for the remainder of the season.

The Watford Observer understands that the Colombian, who has been without a side since June after leaving West Ham United, is being considered as a potential option to bolster the Hornets' midfield at least until the end of the season.

With both Etienne Capoue and Domingos Quina departing in January and Nathaniel Chalobah now suspended, Watford's midfield is looking a little short on options.

While Dan Gosling was signed in the summer, his recent performance in the 3-2 win away at Blackburn showed that he is not quite fully match fit just yet.

Nothing has been agreed as of yet and it is understood that the 35-year-old would likely be invited to train with the club initially before any commitments were made.

Sources close to the player have told the Watford Observer that the players is interested in making the move.

As well as playing for West Ham, Sanchez also has experience of playing in England with Aston Villa, where he played from 2014-2017.