Watford are being linked with a move for 2007 Player of the Season Ben Foster.

The Hornets are in the market for a new goalkeeper and it is reported they have turned their attentions to the West Bromwich Albion stopper, who enjoyed two seasons on loan at Vicarage Road.

The 35-year-old is settled with the Baggies and it is thought he is prepared to stay at the Hawthorns despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.

But it is claimed the lure of remaining in the top flight on a Premier League contract could tempt Foster to return to Vicarage Road in a deal that could be worth £10 million.

Signed on loan from Manchester United, the former Stoke City keeper was a key figure in Aidy Boothroyd's side achieving promotion to the Premier League in 2006.

Foster returned to the Hornets the following season and although his campaign was cut short by injury, his performances in the top flight were recognised in winning the Player of the Season award.