Troy Deeney: West Brom interested in Watford captain

Watford not actively looking to sell striker but will sit down with player's representatives next week

Troy Deeney celebrates hauling Watford level from the spot after 52 minutes
Image: Troy Deeney could not stop Watford returning to the Championship for the first time in five years

West Brom are interested in signing Watford captain Troy Deeney.

Watford, who were relegated to the Championship a month ago, are not actively looking to sell their club captain but will hold talks with him and his representatives next week.

The 32-year-old admitted he was unsure about his future and raised the possibility he could leave Vicarage Road after his side's defeat to Arsenal on the final day of the season.

Troy Deeney scores the winner for Watford against Leicester in the second lefg of their Championship play-off semi final back in 2013. 0:48
Deeney famously scored the winner against Leicester in the 2013 Championship play-offs, watch that incredible moment again here

Premier League new boys West Brom, led by former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, are keen to add top-flight experience to their squad after confirming the permanent signing of Matheus Pereira from Sporting CP.

The Hornets are in talks over the signing of Udinese's Croatian striker Stipe Perica, who could provide attacking cover with Danny Welbeck's stay at the club also likely to end.

Abdoulaye Doucoure
Image: Ligue 1 side Monaco have given Everton some competition for the signing of midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure

Meanwhile, the club remain in talks with Everton over their £35m-rated midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, which has also been subject to interest from Ligue 1 side Monaco.

The Hornets could also be willing to sell Ismaila Sarr but want more than £40m for him. The 22-year-old is missing the first few days of training after returning to Senegal to see family with the full permission of the club.

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