Maxwel Cornet is not a target for Watford this summer, the Watford Observer understands.

Reports have emerged this afternoon linking the Hornets with the Lyon player, but club sources have since distanced themselves from the 24-year-old, claiming he is not on their list of transfer targets.

This is not the first time Watford have been linked with the Ivory Coast international, with the left-sided man linked as far back as January 2019.

Leeds United have also been credited with an interest in the player, who could leave the Ligue 1 side this summer.

Watford's focus however is on other targets, including Danny Rose, whose move is expected to be completed imminently following a medical, which had originally been scheduled for yesterday before being rearranged for today.