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Watford sign former West Ham midfielder Diamanti

Watford have signed former West Ham striker Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.

The 32-year-old returns to the Premier League five years on from his single season at Upton Park, and is an immediate boost to boss Quique Flores' forward line.

The 17-cap Italy forward spent time on loan at Fiorentina earlier this year, but now returns to English football after spells with Brescia and Bologna.

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Watford complete Jose Manuel Jurado transfer

Watford have signed midfielder Jose Manuel Jurado from Spartak Moscow.

Jurado, 29, has agreed a three-year contract with the Hornets, who won promotion back to the Premier League last season.

He played under Watford head coach Quique Flores during four years at Atletico Madrid, helping the Spanish side win the Europa League in 2010, before enjoying spells at Schalke in Germany and Spartak.

Former Man United defender pens new deal at Watford

Cathcart has committed his future to Watford. Credit: PA

Defender Craig Cathcart has signed a new four-year deal at Watford.

The 26-year-old Northern Ireland international made 30 appearances for the Hornets last season as they won promotion to the Barclays Premier League.

Cathcart, who started his career at Manchester United, signed for Watford from Blackpool last summer.

Watford, under new head coach Quique Sanchez Flores, have already been busy during the close-season, with Matej Vydra turning his loan move from Italian side Udinese into a permanent deal and Gabriele Angella penning a new five-year deal on Wednesday.

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