Leicester have ‘£20m bid’ for Watford star Deeney rejected – talkSPORT sources

first_img1 Leicester City have seen a substantial bid for Watford star Troy Deeney rejected, with the Hornets insisting their captain is not for sale this summer, talkSPORT understands.Up to five other Premier League clubs are also interested in striker Deeney after an impressive maiden top flight campaign with 14 goals.Champions Leicester are keen to partner the 27-year-old with club top scorer Jamie Vardy, who is currently on England duty at Euro 2016 and has thought to have decided to stay at the King Power Stadium despite interest from Arsenal.The word around the Three Lions camp is that the Foxes star is planning to reject the Gunners’ approaches and will commit his future to the East Midlands club.Leicester are big fans of Hornets frontman Deeney, but new Watford boss Walter Mazzarri is desperate to hold onto his club captain and the club hierarchy is backing their boss by resisting the Foxes’ advances. Sources close to talkSPORT have revealed Watford rejected out of hand a substantial offer – thought to be around £20million.Deeney, who has four years left on his current contract, is the club’s highest paid player and is settled at Vicarage Road, however the lure of Champions League football at the King Power next season could be too strong to resist.It’s not the first time Leicester have chased the Birmingham-born hitman.Watford reportedly rejected three bids from the Foxes – with the highest a sum of around £10m – while they were still playing in the Championship back in 2014. Watford captain Troy Deeney is settled and happy at last_img read more