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‘Pereyra wouldn’t turn down a move to Premier League’

Roberto Pereyra’s agent says the next 48 hours will be crucial in negotiations to bring him to Watford but claims it would be difficult for his client to turn down a move to the Premier League.

The Hornets are believed to have had a an initial offer of £10.4m accepted by Juventus, with the fee rising to £13m. It is now down to Gino Pozzo, who owned the player before at Udinese, Scott Duxbury and Walter Mazzarri to convince him to join the Hornets.

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“At the moment I have no information on a medical being booked, but I can say that’s not true,” agent Claudio Vagheggi told Calciomercato.com. “There are negotiations in progress between the two clubs, who are working well. There is a basic deal, but in football you can never say until the signatures have been put on the paperwork. The two clubs are working to get the figures straight. I think the next 48 hours can be important, yes.”

Asked if the 25-year playmaker is keen on a move to Watford, he said: “Roberto is happy at Juventus. He wouldn’t turn down the Premier League, so we await the next few days with confidence.”