Chelsea midfielder Cesare Casadei looks likely to join Watford on loan, according to reports.

The 20-year-old played 15 times on loan for the Reading last season as they succumbed to League One relegation.

Now impressing for Italy at the Under-20 World Cup, the youngster looks set for another second tier move, to Vicarage Road.

He scored twice and set-up a goal in Italy's 3-2 win over Brazil in their opening group match.

SerieBNews is reporting that Casadei is "most likely to join Watford FC on-loan for next season."

Costing Chelsea almost £15m from Inter Milan, the midfielder caught the eye in Reading's midfield, scoring a long-range strike against Blackburn Rovers.

Already a regular for Italy's Under-21s as well as Under-20s, he is hotly tipped for a successful career for the Azzuri.

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This news comes just a day after former Reading forward Lucas Joao was linked with a move to Hertfordshire to work under Valerien Ismael.

The Hornets decided not to renew the contract of inteirm boss Chris Wilder, who is now heavy favourite to take over at the SCL Stadium.