Watford have had two bids for Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson rejected the Watford Observer understands.

The player is also understood to be keen on the move and has today handed in a transfer request, frustrated by Aberdeen's reluctance to negotiate.

Aberdeen have released a statement saying that request has been rejected too, while also describing an offer from "an English Premier League club" as "insulting" .

It reads: "Aberdeen Football Club is greatly disappointed to have received a written transfer request from midfielder Lewis Ferguson today.

"This request, made after the Club dismissed what can only be described as an insulting offer from an English Premier League club for one of Scotland’s most talented young midfield players, was rejected immediately.

"The Club holds Lewis in the highest regard. Having made a significant investment to both acquire and develop Lewis, he has a bright future ahead of him as an integral part of Stephen Glass’s squad."

Sources have told the Watford Observer that the Hornets have asked the Dons for a price for the player, but that Aberdeen have not responded to those requests.