Englishman was set to spend this campaign back at Vicarage Road.
Chelsea midfield player Nathaniel Chalobah’s proposed season-long loan move to Championship outfit Watford is in danger of collapsing due to a disagreement over the financing of the deal, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The exciting England Under-21 international spent the second half of the previous campaign on loan with the Hornets under the management of head coach Gianfranco Zola, with the 18-year-old managing to find the back of the net on five occasions in total in his 42 matches in all competitions for the Championship club, all of which came in the league.
And Chalobah’s form for Zola’s side played a key role in helping the club to reach last season’s play-off final at Wembley stadium, only for Watford to end up losing 1-0 to city-rivals Crystal Palace.
However, despite Chalobah putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal with the west London giants last month, Zola and Co were still desperate to bring the highly rated young Englishman back to Vicarage Road for another campaign in the Championship this season, with the two clubs seemingly agreeing terms for his move back to Watford.
But that loan switch is now in danger of falling through after Watford asked to pay a smaller contribution towards the player’s new £30,000-per-week wage packet than they did last season, with Chelsea said to be unhappy about this proposal.