Watford are in talks with Manchester City over the permanent signing of left-sided player Jeremy Helan, reports the Watford Observer. The Frenchman's loan with the Championship club expired after last weekend's 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Rival boss Dave Jones of Sheffield Wednesday is keen to resign the 20-year-old, but fears he will lose him to Watford, who want to sign Helan permanently.

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