The report states that Udinese are in developed talks with the 22-year-old winger, with a five year contract set to be agreed, although it is claimed that Watford are the club who will be receiving his services.
Usually selected as a left- or right-sided midfielder, the youngster has netted an incredible 12 goals in 32 games, which would be an impressive tally for a central player - let alone a wide-man.
Not much of a creator, he has only registered 14 assists in his entire 86 game career, but his goalscoring exploits are the real talents in his game.
A Moroccan youth international, Tighadouini has been capped at both Under-20 and Under-23 level for his country, although he has been touted for a senior call-up in the near future due to his form this season.
Watford are looking to get their business done early this summer, as they prepare for a strong top flight campaign, and it is no surprise that Udinese will be signing people for them, rather than through their own channels.
It is likely that the hefty Premier League funds that promoted clubs win have yet to be deposited into their accounts, and to guarantee an advantage over their rivals, they will sign players through Udinese, before paying them off at a later date.