Watford have reportedly joined the race to sign West Brom target Josef de Souza this summer.

The Baggies have long been linked with a move for the Brazilian midfielder and it’s believed that they remain keen to sign the player despite their relegation down to the Championship.

Newly-promoted Wolves have also been linked with a swoop for De Souza, whose future at Fenerbahce appears to be unlikely at this stage.

West Brom may be keen to add a new central midfielder to the ranks this summer, with Jake Livermore’s future at the club uncertain, but it seems they will be forced to fend off competition from Watford for De Souza’s signature.

It’s claimed by Turkish reports, as cited by talkSPORT, that the Hornets have already made the first move for the player by submitting a bid worth just under £8 million.

This initial proposal is unlikely to tempt Fenerbahce into a sale, however, with their valuation reportedly set at £10.5m.