Watford are reportedly keen to tie up a deal to sign Liverpool youngster Jerome Sinclair this month.
The 19-year-old has just six months left to run on his contract at Anfield and he is yet to agree to fresh terms.
It means that the striker will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season, but the Hornets are not prepared to wait that long, according to The Telegraph.
The report adds that Watford will face competition from a number of clubs for Sinclair, some of which are based overseas.
The England youth international has made just one senior appearance for Liverpool this season.