Watford have agreed to sign Bournemouth midfielder Dan Gosling on a permanent deal, Football Insider can reveal.

The 30-year-old has entered the final six months of his contract at the Vitality Stadium and the Hornets are set to capitalise.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Gosling is having a medical after agreeing to sign a two-and-a-half year deal at the London club.

The move comes after the midfielder rejected the chance to join Nottingham Forest on loan earlier in the window.

He has made 18 appearances for the Cherries this season, scoring twice, but has not featured since the 2-1 loss against Brentford last month.

The midfielder fell down the pecking order on the south coast after Jason Tindall signed former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere earlier this month.

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A product of Plymouth’s academy, Gosling has 184 Premier League appearances to his name from spells with Everton, Newcastle United and Bournemouth.

He played 24 times in the top-tier last season as Eddie Howe’s side suffered relegation.

A transfer to Watford will see the centre-midfielder bring an end to a six-and-a-half year association with the Cherries, having moved to the Vitality Stadium from Newcastle on a free transfer in 2014.

The Hornets are currently fourth in the Championship, three points off of the automatic promotion spots as they look to bounce back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Gosling is set to become Xisco Munoz’s third signing of the January window.

In other news, Watford open talks to sign Newcastle United midfielder Longstaff.