Udinese have agreed a deal to bring Stefano Okaka back to Serie A after his spell at Watford, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Both clubs are owned by the Pozzo family, so the negotiations were more than anything between Udinese and the player.
It’s expected to be a loan deal with option to buy at the end of the season.
The 29-year-old sometime Italy international has not played in the Peninsula since leaving Sampdoria in 2015 for RSC Anderlecht, then joined Watford for €6m in the summer of 2016.
Okaka was not part of Watford’s plans this season, managing just 47 minutes of football spread out over three competitive appearances.