Watford are in talks with Derby County over a move for Will Hughes.
The Premier League side have made a reported offer of £8m for the midfielder and are hoping to take him to Vicarage Lane.
New Hornets boss Marco Silva is starting to make signings after arriving from relegated Hull City and wants to make the England under-21 international an addition.
Hughes is currently on duty with the national squad at the under-21 tournament in Poland and is likely to complete the transfer upon his return.
He has previously been linked with moves to several other top flight clubs, including Liverpool, but a switch failed to materialise until now.