Watford have no interest in selling Troy Deeney after rejecting an offer from Leicester City for their captain.

The Foxes have had a bid for Deeney turned down and the Premier League champions are expected to return swiftly with another offer for the Watford star.

The Hornets rejected an offer, which was reportedly £20m, from Claudio Ranieri's side. 

But Watford are believed to value their skipper at more than £30m and the striker is considered not for sale.

His importance to the Hornets goes far beyond his goals on the pitch. Deeney’s influence at the club and his role in the dressing room has been a key part of the club’s success in recent seasons and it is no surprise the club are determined to hold onto their talisman.

Deeney is contracted to the club until 2020 after agreeing a five-year deal last summer. His family have moved to the area and the striker, who is the highest wage earner at the club, is not believed to be pushing for a move away.

But the 27-year-old is approaching his peak and an opportunity to join the champions could be difficult to turn down while there are reports of five clubs chasing his signature.

Leicester are very keen on Deeney and he is one of their potential summer targets as the club prepare for Champions League football next season.

The Foxes are facing the possibility of having to replace striker Jamie Vardy after Arsenal triggered his release clause.

City will have to prepare for the worst case scenario of losing Vardy and if the England international leaves the club will need to bring in two strikers.