Report: Watford turn down improved Leicester bid for Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney scores the second goal for Watford from the penalty spot

Leicester City have been heavily linked with Watford’s Troy Deeney.

Watford's Troy Deeney shootsWatford's Troy Deeney shoots

According to the Watford Observer, Leicester City have seen a second bid for Troy Deeney rejected.

The report claims that the Foxes have made the Watford striker their primary transfer target this summer but they’ve just seen a new and improved £25 million bid turned down by the Hornets.

Leicester are intent on bolstering their attacking options this summer as they look to juggle a Premier League campaign with the challenge of competing in the Champions League.

Watford's Troy Deeney in action with Liverpool's Lucas LeivaWatford's Troy Deeney in action with Liverpool's Lucas Leiva

Claudio Ranieri’s men don’t have too many attacking options besides coveted duo Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, therefore acquiring Deeney would prove to be an astute piece of business.

However, Watford are seemingly reluctant to see their star player leave Vicarage Road without a fight and as a result have placed a hefty price-tag on the forward.

A recent report in The Sun claimed that Watford want as much as £32 million for Deeney, largely due to his former club Walsall being entitled to a whopping 25% of any potential selling fee.

Sunderland's Lamine Kone in action with Watford's Troy DeeneySunderland's Lamine Kone in action with Watford's Troy Deeney

Deeney, 27, became the first Watford player to score at least 20 goals in three consecutive seasons at the club, and last season he posted an impressive 13 Premier League goals plus another seven assists.

The former Walsall man has a contract at Watford until 2020 after signing a five-year deal last summer.

Troy Deeney scores the third goal for WatfordTroy Deeney scores the third goal for Watford

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