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26 August 2017

Everton and West Brom lining up late swoop for Watford’s star striker Troy Deeney in the coming days

EVERTON and West Brom are weighing up a late move for Troy Deeney.

The Watford skipper has been forced to compete with Andre Gray as boss Marco Silva’s main striker, sparking interest from Premier League rivals.

Watford star Troy Deeney could be on his way out with Everton and West Brom interested
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The 29-year-old is battling with Andre Gray to lead the line for the Hornets
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Toffees manager Ronald Koeman is desperate for a forward to replace Romelu Lukaku and has Deeney, 29, in his sights.

Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose is also on the Dutchman’s radar, while scouts have been impressed by Cardiff’s Kenneth Zohore.

But Deeney has Prem experience and a proven track record of leading the Hornets attack.

West Brom chief Tony Pulis has made Deeney a main target this week if a deal can be struck with club and player.

Pulis is also ready to make a late move for Bournemouth defender Marc Wilson.

Silva wants to bolster his Vicarage Road attack with Leicester striker Islam Slimani, which would add to competition for Deeney.

Ronald Koeman is desperate to replace Romelu Lukaku at Everton, and believes Troy Deeney could be an asset for his side
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The former Walsall man has banged in over 100 goals for Watford since he joined the club in 2010
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Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is also set for talks with Watford over a move.

The England left-back needs to agree personal terms before his switch.

But Silva’s side have agreed a deal for Gibbs, 27, who is down the pecking order at the Emirates.

He wants a move now rather than running his contract down until the end of the season and going for free.


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