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Napoli to make offer for Watford star

Serie A club Napoli are set to gain the signature of Watford attacking midfielder Roberto Pereyra.

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Premier League’s Watford have come to the decision that they are selling Roberto Pereyra and they have set an official asking price for the Argentine international.

The Hornets originally asked for £26 million for Pereyra, but have since lessened the asking price to £17, in an attempt to gain interest from more clubs.

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With the reduction in price, interest became prominent from Italy and Napoli are now ready to bid for the 27-year-old (according to talkSPORT – https://talksport.com/football/397234/watford-transfer-news-napoli-roberto-pereyra/).

Napoli are looking to bring in a midfielder as a potential replacement for Jose Callejon after the Spaniard has been linked to Chelsea. Callejon and Pereyra both play in an attacking midfield role so it would be seen as a straight swap.

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Pereyra has previous experience in Serie A, having played 84 times for Udinese between 2011 and 2015, scoring eight times. Towards the end of his Udinese spell, the Argentine spent a season out on loan at Italian giants Juventus. Pereyra went on to sign a permament deal at the club in 2015 and across both spells, he played 48 times, scoring on four occasions. Watford would then sign Pereyra in 2016, and he has since gone on to make 45 appearances, scoring seven times.

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