Watford have shown a lot of ambition in the transfer market this summer but rejecting a £25 million bid from Leicester City for Troy Deeney (ESPN) as well as a £37.5 million from Shanghai SIPG for Odion Ighalo (Daily Mirror).
In addition to keeping hold of their star players though, new manager Walter Mazzarri will need to bolster his ranks and the Italian is reported to have targeted the likes of Wilfried Ndidi and Saido Berahino in recent times (Daily Mirror).
Now in fresh links, reports from Danish outlet BT have claimed that Watford are currently in pole position to secure the services of Thomas Delaney.
The 24-year-old has been a key player for FC Copenhagen since breaking into the first team back in 2009 and he played a vital role in helping the Danish side claim the title last term, earning the Player of the Year award in the process.
However, BT have revealed that Watford have swooped in ahead of Fulham in the race to sign Delaney and the Hornets could seal a deal for the midfielder for a fee in the region of around £3.5 million.
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