According to The Mirror, Watford have rejected the chance to have Emmanuel Adebayor train with them, following the striker's release from Tottenham.
Manager Quique Sanchez Flores is preparing for this weekend's clash with Crystal Palace, and could have had a new face in his training sessions.
The Mirror report that Emmanuel Adebayor - a free agent having been released by Tottenham Hotspur - had asked Watford to allow him to train with them, only for Sanchez Flores to snub the approach, saying he wants to focus on the existing squad he has.
Adebayor, 31, can't sign for a club until January having been released outside of the transfer window, and he had hoped to keep his fitness up with Watford until he can make a transfer in the New Year.
However, Watford aren't interested in that, meaning that Adebayor must keep offering himself to clubs in a bid to maintain his fitness - and Aston Villa should be a team considering that offer.
Manager Tim Sherwood, who got the best out of Adebayor during his time at Tottenham, recently told Sky Sports that he would consider a move for the Togolese striker, with Villa still looking to replace the goals lost with the sale of Christian Benteke.
Allowing Adebayor to train with Villa would give Sherwood time to see whether he can still get the best out of the striker, and get him fully up to speed with the rest of the squad ahead of a possible January move for the forward, who could be a bargain on a free transfer.