Hull loanee Andrea Ranocchia is reportedly open to following boss Marco Silva if he takes over at Watford next season.

Ranocchia open to Watford move

Ranocchia open to Watford move

The defender joined the Tigers on loan from Inter Milan in January and it's understood the Italian outfit are happy for him to leave permanently in the summer.

The 29-year-old has stated that he would like to stay in England but reports claim he could follow Silva, who he has developed a strong bond with over the second half of the season.

Silva will leave the KCOM Stadium this summer for no compensation following relegation to the Championship and he has been linked with the vacancy at Watford following their announcement this week that Walter Mazzarri won't be kept on.

Ranocchia has impressed during his time on Humberside and he is likely to be the subject of interest from a few clubs but a move to Vicarage Road now appears to be on the cards.