Everton are ready to bolster their options in attack by moving to sign Troy Deeney from Premier League rivals Watford in January, according to The Mirror.

The Toffees have money to spend but missed out on a number of attacking targets throughout the summer window, including Moussa Sissoko and Lucas Perez.

However, with key striker Romelu Lukaku staying at Goodison Park, the Toffees may well only need support players to place around the Belgian this season.

Deeney impressed in Watford’s first season back in the Premier League last term and has struck up an enviable partnership with Odion Ighalo in the Hornets attack.

The Vicarage Road club’s captain scored in his side’s excellent 4-2 win over West Ham yesterday and has proven that he has what it takes to perform in the Premier League.

The report suggests that Everton will test Watford’s resolve with a January bid for the striker, but Walter Mazzarri’s men will surely be keen to hold onto their attacking talisman.

Leicester City are believed to have made a bid to sign Deeney in the summer, but both the player and his club turned down the advance from the Premier League champions.

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