The agent of Roberto ‘Maxi’ Pereyra has revealed that Chelsea are interested in signing the Watford ace.
Arriving at Vicarage Road from Juventus in 2016, the Argentine has made a big impression during his time in the Premier League.
Netting five goals for Watford last campaign, the midfielder has already beaten last season’s total after scoring six times in 21 games for the club this term, including a stunning strike in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over the Hornets on Boxing Day.
Brought to England by Walter Mazzarri, the experienced manager, who is now in charge of Torino, is said to want to link up with the highly-rated 28-year-old once again.
However it seems the Serie A side may have to compete with Chelsea for his signature if he does indeed move on in 2019.
“[Mazzarri] is why Maxi moved to England after two years at Juventus,” Sergio Furlan told Italian publication Tuttosport (via Goal ).
“He wanted him at Napoli in 2012 after his first year at Udinese. He wanted him for Torino in the summer too.
“Chelsea are interested as well but Watford have postponed everything until June.
“In the market you can never say never, but I can almost categorically rule out a January move.
“He’s focused on the team and the club don’t want to sell him halfway through a campaign.
“Maxi wouldn’t want to leave Watford at such an important time either.”
Pereyra, who played for Udinese and Juventus following his move from River Plate, is well known to Maurizio Sarri having come up against him previously in Italy.
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