Udinese are reportedly hot on the trail of Watford youth team defensive midfielder Imaad Sankoh, who has been compared to N’Golo Kante.

According to calcionews24.com, the Pozzo family – who owns both the Premier League side and the Friulani – are thinking about a change of scenery for the young Englishman.

The 17-year-old is highly rated and has been impressing for the Hornet’s underage teams this season, as the under-18 side reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup.

Sankoh has been compared to Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante for his playing style and will soon sign his first professional contract.

It is possible that he could join Le Zebrette on loan in the summer in a similar move to the Stefano Okaka transfer between the clubs in January.

The idea is that it could be easier to break into the Udinese first team rather than the Watford starting XI.

Udinese already brought in England Under-20 international centre-back Ben Wilmot on loan from Watford in January.

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