Report: Premier League duo monitor Alessandro Cannataro training with Leicester City

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Crystal Palace and Watford are reported to be interested in Leicester City trialist Alessandro Cannataro.

According to a report in the London Evening Standard, Crystal Palace are considering making a move for Leicester City trialist Alessando Cannataro, while Watford are also keeping tabs on his situation.

The midfielder is currently without a club after deciding to leave Serie A giants Inter Milan following a seven-year stint at the club, beginning as a young teenager.

The 20-year-old is capable of playing in a number of midfield positions, and his ability to operate in the holding role has seen Leicester take him on trial as they bid to find a suitable Esteban Cambiasso replacement.

However, reports state that his short stint at with the Foxes has not gone unnoticed, with Premier League rivals Watford and Crystal Palace monitoring the situation ahead of a possible move.

The London Evening Standard state that Claudio Ranieri’s men remain in pole position to sign him, yet the expected arrival of Ngolo Kante from Caen - a deal Claudio Ranieri has been discussing on the club's official Twitter account - could alter the situation somewhat.

Best option?

While Leicester and Palace are established Premier League outfits, should Watford make a move they could be seen as the best option for a number of reasons.

Their Italian owners have been shrewd in their transfer policy over the last few years and there are a number of Italian-speaking players at Vicarage Road able to help Cannataro fit right in.

Competition for places will be heavy regardless of who he joins, yet the former Inter product may find it easier to break into the first-team with the Hornets.

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