Watford want to sign Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake on a permanent basis.

The Dutch defender has caught the eye during his season-long stay at Vicarage Road.

Now Quique Sanchez Flores hopes to sign Ake full-time - or failing that bring him back for another loan stint for next season.

Ake signed a new long-term deal at Stamford Bridge before off heading to Watford last summer.

He was expected to play back-up to Jose Holebas but has instead been a regular having ousted the Greek left-back.