The London duo are joined by Fulham in the pursuit of Watford’s Deeney.
Following an impressive start to the Championship season with Watford, striker Troy Deeney has attracted attention from Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, reports Sky Sports.
The 25-year-old has played two league matches so far in the new campaign and netted an impressive four goals – which included a sublime hat-trick during the 6-1 win over Bournemouth at the weekend.
Yet with the transfer window still open, several Premier League suitors have been keeping an eye on Deeney, with Spurs the biggest side of a London trio considering a bid.
Tottenham still have concerns up-front, despite the acquisition of club record signing Roberto Soldado, as the future of both Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor are uncertain.
Therefore manager Andre Villas-Boas is weighing up the possibility of bringing in the Hornets star to bolster what is a fairly flimsy attacking line.
However, the step-up from the Championship is a big one – particularity if moving to a European club – and as a result the Cottagers or West Ham may be more realistic propositions.
Deeney is continuing where the forward left off last season by being prolific in front of goal, having netted 20 times in 42 matches last term and also providing 10 assists.
The attacker’s last minute winner against Leicester in the play-offs with great French commentator!
There is more pressure on the Englishman this campaign with top-scorer Matej Vydra having finished the 21-year-old’s loan spell at Vicarage Road and now playing for West Bromwich Albion.
However, this pressure is clearly not getting to Deeney and boss Gianfranco Zola is worried about a bigger club swooping in for the Italian’s star player.
“The transfer window is still open – and that could be a problem,” Zola told Sky Sports.