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. 

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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