Former Chievo and Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino has claimed he is set to discuss a deal to become the new Watford manager.
The Championship outfit confirmed on Monday that they had, with "great sadness", accepted Gianfranco Zola's resignation following a run of nine league games without a win, including five consecutive home losses.
Zola, in an open letter to fans, cited a need for a fresh approach at Carrow Road, and the Hornets' owners, the Pozzo family, have wasted no time in using their contacts in Italy to approach a potential successor.
"Me at Watford? There's something true in this rumour," he told Radio Sportiva. "I'll fly to England very soon to discuss [a deal] with the club.
"I always want to be working in the field and I always want new challenges."
Sannino recently spent a six-month spell with Chievo, only to be sacked in November after registering just one win in their opening 11 matches, leaving them bottom of Serie A.