So it looks as if Vydra is off. Despite his goals drying up badly over the last couple of months of the season, the Udinese player is a wanted man, and his agent "can't imagine" him playing in the Championship next season.
Big deal, some may think, this happens all the time. A player does well at a little club like Watford, and a bigger team comes in for him, offering him a shot at the big time, and a big fat contract into the bargain. Look at Ashley Young!
But the big difference, of course, is that when Young joined Aston Villa, Watford pocketed the transfer fee; but now, when Vydra moves on, it will be Udinese that receives the dosh, leaving Watford without their star man and without money to compensate.