Borussia Dortmund have reportedly entered the race to sign Gerard Deulofeu from Watford this summer.
According to claims from Italian news outlet Calciomercato, the Bundesliga giants are the latest club to express an interest in signing the Spaniard ahead of next season.
AC Milan are understood to be long-term admirers of the player, and the report indicates that they are also likely to chase his signature when the summer transfer window opens.
However, they may face competition from another prestigious European outfit, with Dortmund allegedly in the running to complete a deal for the Spaniard.
Deulofeu is a valuable player for Watford boss Javi Gracia and played a crucial role for the team last weekend as they booked their place in the final of the FA Cup.
The former Barcelona youngster came off the bench to score two goals, a sublime chipped effort and a decisive extra-time strike, to clinch a 3-2 victory for the Hornets at Wembley.
Why Deulofeu would be a smart signing for Dortmund
Dortmund may be on the lookout for a new winger following Christian Pulisic’s move to Chelsea, and Deulofeu fits the bill.
Deulofeu has always promised so much, but inconsistency has plagued him. He could take his game to the next level at Dortmund.
Lucien Favre relishes working with attackers in the ilk of Deulofeu and could be the perfect manager to help him realise the aforementioned unfulfilled potential.
Deulofeu is direct, tricky and has an eye for goal. His style is a match for the football that Dortmund fans have become so accustomed to.