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Report: Watford in fresh talks to sign coveted Juventus ace Roberto Pereyra

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Watford, West Ham United and Swansea City have been linked with Roberto Pereyra.

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According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Watford have held fresh talks with Juventus to sign Roberto Pereyra.

The Hornets have been linked with the player before this summer, with Sky Sports reporting a few weeks ago how the club had made an official offer of £7.8 million for his signature.

Talk of the 25-year-old potentially moving to Vicarage Road has since gone quiet, and as such Swansea City and West Ham United have also been accredited with an interest (Gazettaworld.com).

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But now it appears Watford are moving ahead with their attempts to sign him as fresh talks have taken place with the club’s owner - the Pozzo family - keen to continue their transfer activity in Italy.

The Hertfordshire club have benefited greatly due to their extensive scouting netowrk and evident ties both in Italy and Spain, giving them the best opportunity to strengthen the playing squad.

Pereyra is an Argentine international who has made as many as 48 league appearances for Serie A champions Juventus over the past two seasons.

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However, his lack of game-time over the past six months has prompted speculation over his future and a move to Watford to link up with Italian coach Walter Mazzarri could be on the cards.

The Hornets will be looking to add more players to their squad in order to push on towards a top half Premier League spot this coming season, and in Pereyra they could have an excellent player on the books.

The Juve man is capable of playing as a winger, attacking midfielder and as a deep-lying playmaker.

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