Watford are reportedly ready to make a move to sign Burnley forward Sam Vokes, should Troy Deeney leave Vicarage Road this summer.

After a season in which he managed just five goals, Deeney no longer holds the status he once did for the Hornets and has been linked with a departure for the past few transfer windows.

The Hornets are said to be willing to entertain offers of £10 million for their captain – although that figure seems fairly low for an English player with Premier League knowhow and three years to run on his contract.

Should Deeney depart, Watford will need to find a replacement to supplement limited striking stocks which only feature the 29-year-old, Stefano Okaka and Andre Gray at present.

Vokes’ record hardly suggests he could supply Watford with the regular supply of goals they crave, however, after scoring just four goals in 31 outings for Burnley last term.

The 28-year-old’s price could appeal to Watford though as he has just a single year left to run on his deal at Turf Moor.

Deeney repeatedly stressed he would have no qualms departing Watford should the powers that be at Vicarage Road deem him surplus to requirements.

Speaking with the Watford Observer in March he reiterated that position, but maintained that he remains committed to doing his best for Watford.

He said: “I am still playing and I have no intention of leaving any time soon, so we will keep going and see how big we can grow.

“When my right, as I have always said, I will shake hands with the owner with mutual respect.”