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Vicarage Road striker wanted by Premier League clubs.
Southampton and West Ham are eyeing a move for in-form striker Matej Vydra and are threatening to scupper his proposed permanent move to Championship side Watford.
The 20-year-old, who is a full international for the Czech Republic already with four caps to his name, has caught the eye this season with 14 goals for Watford in the Championship while on loan from Italian Serie A side Udinese.
Vydra is on loan at Vicarage Road until the end of the season, but Watford manager Gianfranco Zola was keen to open talks over a permanent move with the Hornets have a close relationship with Udinese.
The interest from Southampton, who are looking for more firepower to help them beat the drop in the Premier League, and West Ham, who have told Carlton Cole he can leave the club in the transfer window, has only served to muddy the waters over Vydra’s long-term future.
Udinese, who paid just £300,000 to sign Vydra from Banik Ostrava in 2010, could well want the young forward back in their first-team squad next season such has been his impact at Watford. He has played just twice for the Italian side to date.
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