West Brom close in on Troy Deeney as they 'make progress' in transfer for Watford legend

WEST BROM are reportedly edging towards a deal to sign Troy Deeney from Watford.

The Hornets are thought to have all but given up hope of keeping skipper Deeney after they were relegated into The Championship.

And the 32-year-old was not involved in Friday night's opening 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Football Insider reports the Baggies have 'made progress' towards agreeing the terms of the deal but are 'still working' on getting it over the line.

Slaven Bilic's Premier League new boys appear to have overtaken Tottenham in the race to secure Deeney's services.

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Spurs emerged as shock contenders to bring Deeney back to the top flight with the club only having ONE striker.

Jose Mourinho is desperately searching for a forward to provide cover for Harry Kane with young gun Troy Parrott on loan at Millwall.

Daniel Levy has also looked abroad to bolster the ranks.

But reports suggest Torino have rejected a loan offer for Andrea Belotti.

Spurs are thought to have wanted the Italy international on loan for this season but with an option to sign him for £46.3million next summer.


However, Gianluca Di Marzio reports Torino would only let the 26-year-old leave if a fee was set in stone.

A move to nearby Tottenham would be an easy one for Deeney after spending ten years in Hertfordshire.

But it appears West Brom have the edge in the battle to land the former Walsall man as he begins the final year of his Watford contract.

And midfielder Tom Cleverley has pledged to step up to the plate to help lead the club back to the big time if Deeney moves on.

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