Troy Deeney says he is fully focussed on securing promotion to the Premier League after signing a new four-year contract at Watford.

This morning we reported Deeney was close to agreeing a new contract and the deal was signed this afternoon.

We were told this morning from a source at the club that it would be a three-year contract but the Hornets have confirmed it will be a four-year deal, which will expire in 2018.

Deeney posted a message via his Instagram page which read: "Happy to have signed my new 4 year contract with @watfordfcofficial and put to bed these transfer rumours. Eyes firmly on promotion and another 20+ goals. Hopefully you're all as happy as I am with the news."

We understand the Golden Boys have been in talks with Deeney for around two weeks.

The 26-year-old has been the subject of several bids from Premier League clubs this summer but the Hornets have been reluctant to let their skipper leave.

We reported 11 days ago that the Hornets would not be selling their striker unless an absurd offer was received and we believe they had been in contract talks since around that time.

QPR and Leicester City have had offers of between £6.5m and an initial £10m rejected by Watford this summer.

Prior to those bids, Swansea City and Burnley had offers turned down while Everton and Norwich City were also interested in Deeney in the past.

Last summer Hull City had a bid rejected by the Hornets for last season’s top scorer.

Deeney has scored two goals in four games during this campaign and had netted 45 goals in 91 outings during the previous two seasons.