Watford could make a permanent move for Nathan Ake, the Mirror reports.
Ake has been on loan at Watford for the first-half of the season, establishing himself as first-choice left-back for the Hornets.
He has been an exceptional performer for Quique Sanchez Flores’ men, with the 20-year-old scoring his first goal for the club in the 3-0 win over Liverpool.
A versatile option, Ake is highly rated by parent club Chelsea, and has been tipped to become a full Dutch international in the future.
Due to the youngster’s success at Vicarage Road, it is reported that the Hornets could swoop on deadline day to tie Ake down to a permanent deal.
The Mirror report indicates that the Hornets are weighing up a formal bid for Ake, with a £10 million price tag mooted.
That is a large price to pay for Ake, but he is extremely highly rated, and has been living up to his reputation this season.
Should he continue to perform as he has been doing for a whole season, Ake could realistically be worth twice that value in the next year or so.
There are no indications as to whether Chelsea would consider selling Ake this month.