Links between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose are today being played down, but the Hornets could still be active in the market.

Sky Sports is reporting that Watford are one of six Premier League clubs interested in the England full-back, with Newcastle United and Bournemouth also claimed to have made enquiries about taking the player on loan.

Spurs though, are said to prefer a permanent deal or a loan move that would involve an obligation to buy the 29-year-old in the summer and the Watford Observer has been told that the links are not as substantial as is being suggested.

It is reported Rose, who has previously said he will see out the remainder of his contract at Tottenham, is unsettled at Spurs and this week Jose Mourinho denied reports of a bust-up with the player after he was left out of the 0-0 against the Hornets at Vicarage Road.

Watford reportedly tried to sign the Doncaster-born defender, who had a loan spell at Vicarage Road in 2009, last summer but their bid was rejected by Spurs.

There could still be movement for the Hornets in the transfer market however, with head coach Nigel Pearson not ruling out any new additions following the FA Cup defeat at Tranmere Rovers last night.

When asked if the club would be making any further signings during the window, Pearson said: "We may do. And that's all I can say. We may do, but we may not. It'll be dependent on whether we can significantly improve what we've got."