Hopes of convincing Swedish Under-21 goalkeeper Pontus Dahlberg to move to Watford have been left on hold with the player yet to decide between a number of offers he has received.

The brightest goalkeeping prospect in Sweden for many years is in high demand with the Hornets up against interest from Arsenal and Napoli, among others, to lure him away from IFK Gothenburg.

As reported yesterday, the 18-year-old visited London Colney for talks with the Watford heirarchy this week and the Hornets hope to seal a £3 million deal when the transfer window re-opens next month.

However, we understand Dahlberg has met several clubs so far and will continue to do so in the coming days, with no clear preference at this stage as to where his future lies.

Swedish journalist Hannes Nyberg told the Watford Observer that although still young, the 6ft 4in stopper looks the real deal.

"He is regarded as the best goalkeeping talent in Sweden for years," he said. "He could conceivably go to the World Cup as third choice in the summer.

"Pontus surprised everyone and dominated the Swedish domestic league this year.

"He's extremely mature for his age and got his time when John Alvbage, who had been with Gothenburg since 2012, left for the MLS last year."