We're already five days into the January transfer window, so here's a brief round-up of the best Watford transfer gossip to drop so far:
Watford and Belgian club Cercle Bruges are battling it out for the signature of Derby defender Lee Buchanan – but the Rams' determination to hang on to players in a Championship relegation battle means the 20-year-old may instead leave on a free in the summer when he is out of contract (The 72), external.
The Hornets could bring in veteran Croatia centre-back Domagoj Vida, 32, from Turkish top-flight side Besiktas, among a string of defensive targets, in a bid to help plug their leaky back-line (Evening Standard), external.
Boss Claudio Ranieri has also reportedly enquired about the availability of Aston Villa centre-back Kortney Hause, 26, who has been third choice behind Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa at Villa Park this season (Football Insider), external.
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You can also get all the best transfer chat via our gossip column here and track every done deal throughout January here.
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