Watford eye Keinan Davis as Emmanuel Dennis replacement after £20m Nottingham Forest transfer agreed

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Watford want to sign Aston Villa’s Keinan Davis, who impressed on loan at Nottingham Forest last season  (Getty Images)
Watford want to sign Aston Villa’s Keinan Davis, who impressed on loan at Nottingham Forest last season (Getty Images)

Watford are set to swoop for Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis after agreeing to sell Emmanuel Dennis to Nottingham Forest.

Dennis has been attracting interest from clubs all summer, including Everton and Villarreal, but Forest made a concrete offer earlier this week.

They are set to pay Watford £20million for the Nigerian, who moved to Vicarage Road from Club Brugge for £3m only a year ago, and there is optimism on all sides that a deal will be completed.

Watford are now looking to bring in a striker before the transfer window shuts on September 1 and they have set their sights on Davis.

It is thought Villa would be open to loaning the 24-year-old, who impressed in the Championship at Forest last season and is a target for West Brom.

Watford are also fans of Davis’ Villa team-mate Cameron Archer, but it is unclear if he will be allowed to leave on loan this summer.