After a reported interest by Bologna, another Serie A club Cremonese are looking in the direction of signing defender William Troost-Ekong.
Newly promoted Cremonese are desperate to seal up a leaky defence that has so far let in nine goals in four matches and Ekong could be one of the players they are considering to bring in as a result.
Cremonese are working round to clock in the final hours to sign Ekong, who is surplus to requirements t English Championship side Watford, according to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio.
They believe his time with Udinese also in Serie A before he left for England will come in handy as they fight for survival in the Italian top flight.
Di Marizio reported Ekong fits the bill as he is a tall defender with good physical attributes, who can cope with the physicality in Serie A.
The 28-year-old central defender made 17 Premier League appearances with Watford last season, before his place in the starting XI in the second half of the campaign.
By Eyoh Solomon