Report: Everton lining up move for Watford striker Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney of Watford and Andre Carrilo of Watford emrbrace after the Premier League match between Watford and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vicarage Road on August 26, 2017 in Watford,...

Everton and West Bromwich Albion are reportedly interested in Watford striker Troy Deeney.

Troy Deeney of Watford tackles Freddie Hinds of Bristol City during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Watford and Bristol City at Vicarage Road on August 22, 2017 in Watford,...

Everton are looking to land a striker before the transfer window closes, as Ronald Koeman is “desperate” for a forward to replace Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United this summer.

According to The Sun, Everton are weighing up a late move for Watford striker Troy Deeney.

The 29-year-old striker has been with Watford since 2010, and scored 10 goals in the Premier League last season.

Troy Deeney of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road on May 21, 2017 in Watford, England.

However, the Watford skipper’s position is under threat following the arrival of Andre Gray from Burnley, sparking interest from Premier League rivals.

The report runs: “Toffees manager Ronald Koeman is desperate for a forward to replace Romelu Lukaku and has Deeney, 29, in his sights.”

Everton are also keeping a close eye on Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose, while Cardiff’s Kenneth Zohore could be an option as well.

Troy Deeney of Watford and Andre Carrilo of Watford emrbrace after the Premier League match between Watford and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vicarage Road on August 26, 2017 in Watford,...

According to reports from Daily Star Sunday, Everton are also considering making a move for Chelsea striker, Diego Costa. However, Deeney could be a cheaper alternative.

Everton could face strong competition from West Brom, with Tony Pulis making Deeney his main target this week.

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