Watford will not sell Troy Deeney this summer, according to The Mirror.
The 26-year-old striker is one of the best players in the current Watford squad and has been on their books since 2010.
The Mirror recently reported of Everton’s eagerness to land the former Walsall star this summer, but it seems that Watford do not want to part with him at any cost.
“Deeney scored 66 goals in his last three years in the Championship, and the Hornets have no intention of selling him - not least to preserve the contingent of home-grown players in the 25-man squad Watford must submit to the Premier League,” states the report in The Mirror.
This will come as a blow to Everton, Swansea and Newcastle, who are all trying to secure the services of Deeney.
Good move from Watford
Deeney has been one of the most consistent strikers in England, having scored more than 20 goals in each of the past three seasons.
The 26-year-old was a key player for the Hornets in the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, firing them to Premier League promotion.
The former Walsall star scored 21 goals and created 63 chances in 42 Championship appearances.
Deeney had a pass accuracy of 62% and a shot accuracy of 59%, and won 173 headers, 32 dribbles and 37 tackles.
Retaining the services of Deeney will be important for Watford if they are to finish above the Premier League relegation zone next season.