Last Updated: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:24
Norwich City and Southampton are hoping Udinese perform a u-turn and allow Czech hotshot Matej Vydra to come back to England.
Vydra made his name on loan at Watford last term with a stunning season-long loan in which he scored 20 Championship goals before the Hornets narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League in the Championship play-off final.
Watford boss Gianfranco Zola was desperate to extend the loan deal into a second season, but Udinese are keen to keep him in Serie A after he showed his goalscoring potential.
Vydra is believed to want to play in the Premier League, where the Canaries and Saints are leading the chase for his services.
Norwich boss Chris Hughton had his scouts at a number of Championship matches last season and all the reports he received back on Vydra were positive.
But Udinese manager Francesco Guidolin wants the 21-year-old Czech Republic international to bolster his side's Serie A prospects and knows he needs a big squad as they will again be competing in the Europa League.
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