Watford half-back Etienne Capoue is a prime concern for Villarreal's January transfer action yet talks on any arrangement might be troublesome
The French midfielder is still a key player for the Hornets – who were consigned to England's
recently – and has played seven league fixtures to date in this term, including their Boxing Day triumph at home over Norwich City.
A report in Marca traces that the
are just keen on a perpetual exchange and not a loan spell, which might muddle a move as the Yellow Submarine needed a loan arrangement.
's attention to the player is strengthened because of a physical issue to Vicente Iborra which may preclude him for the rest of the current season, with the 32-year-old Capoue distinguished as a fitting successor.
Back in September, Diario AS revealed that Capoue was the main transfer target for Valencia – instructed by previous Watford manager Javi Gracia – however, no move took place and he remained in England.
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