West Ham and Watford battle Napoli for Juventus midfielder

Date published: Monday 4th July 2016 1:21

Roberto Pereyra: Midfielder out of favour at Juventus

Roberto Pereyra: Midfielder out of favour at Juventus

Napoli have emerged as contenders to sign West Ham and Watford target Roberto Pereyra, according to reports.

Juventus are understood to be willing to allow Pereyra this summer after the midfielder made only nine league starts last season.

According to Tuttosport, West Ham bid €15million for the 25-year-old in May, while Watford are reportedly monitoring the Argentina international.

But the duo could now miss out as Napoli have registered their interest and are able to offer the player Champions League football, as well as the chance to remain in Italy.

Pereyra initially joined Juventus on loan from Udinese in 2014, featuring 52 times in all competitions in his debut campaign for the Turin giants.

The deal was made permanent the following season, but the River Plate man fell down the pecking order after missing three months through injury, while Juve are expected to strengthen their ranks further this summer.

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