Report: Everton, Southampton and West Brom scout Matej Vydra ahead of potential move

Everton, Southampton and West Brom are all interested in the Watford striker.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Watford striker Matej Vydra is garnering increasing interest from a selection of Premier League sides, with Everton, West Brom and Southampton all scouting him this week.

Vydra, who made his first appearance of the season for the Hornets in the League Cup this week, has already fielded offers from 12 Championship clubs, and the three Premier League sides had scouts at Deepdale to cast their eye over him on Tuesday evening.

The Czech striker, 22, failed to find the back of the net against Preston, and did little to show head coach Quique Sanchez Flores that he deserves to be named in the Premier League squad for the campaign, and a loan move is still a possibility.

It is unlikely that the Hornets would be looking to sell Vydra permanently, having only completed his signing earlier this summer from sister side Udinese, but it is probable that the three interested Premier League sides are only keen on a permanent transfer.

Watford are sure to prefer Vydra to drop down to the Championship on a loan deal to continue his development whilst keeping ahold of one of the most talented young goalscorers in European football, and it was reported by HITC Sport that Nottingham Forest are one of a number of second tier clubs in talks to sign him temporarily.

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