The Hornets and West Ham have both been linked with making a summer move for Genoa winger Diego Perotti, and club chairman Enrico Preziosi has confirmed to TMW that only Watford have submitted a formal bid.
He said: “Watford apart, there have not arrived offers for him. For me, he is not going anywhere.”
The Mirror ran the claims that Watford are interested in signing the Argentine winger, 26, this summer, with a £7 million bid accepted by Genoa.
West Ham have also been linked with him, as per the Daily Mail, although they are yet to submit a formal approach for him. Perziosi has confirmed that only Watford have made a formal approach, although he doubts that Perotti will leave Serie A this summer.
However, financial demands could see the winger move to Vicarage Road, with it stated that Genoa have offered him a new deal worth up to £700,000. This is far below the offer Watford have made, which Preziosi confirms was roughly £1.3 million.
Preziosi is quoted as confirming his offer, but admits that he cannot match the Hornets’ contract proposal, and Perotti will have to make a decision himself.
He continued: “I can procure up to a million (euros) but I can not go higher. I can not get to 1.8 [million euros] as he was offered. It's up to him.”
Despite Perotti’s reluctance to move to Vicarage Road, the monetary benefits of the Premier League could see a transfer go through, although it remains to be seen if West Ham finally submit a formal approach for him in the coming days.