West Ham United remain interested in Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis, but are assessing their options before committing to any offers.

The Nigerian is expected to move on from Vicarage Road this summer and the Hammers are one of a few clubs to have registered an interest, along with Spanish side Villarreal.

Talks have taken place between the striker's representatives and other teams, including the East Londoners, who are believed to be looking at their choices at this stage, before making any concrete offers.

The Hornets value the striker around the £20million mark after he scored 10 goals from 35 matches this season and West Ham are known to be chasing striking additions, with another season of European football awaiting them next season.

Their interest in Dennis is yet to progress into any concrete negotiations with Watford, although sources have said the club are aware of interest in the player.

That is not to say an offer won't come in the future, with plenty of time still to pass between now and the end of the transfer window, just that for now West Ham are considering who could be the best fit for them next season.

Dennis' expected departure is one of just several transfer stories that could rumble on throughout the summer, as the Hornets look to reshape their squad before the start of the Championship campaign at the end of July.

The transfer window will open on June 10 and the Hornets are hoping to have some business readily done before that date, in order to give themselves and new head coach Rob Edwards the best pre-season preparation.

Edwards has already held discussions with club chiefs regarding his playing squad, although the situation around Dennis and Ismaila Sarr will have been clear to him from before he agreed to join.

Sarr has interest from at least three Premier League clubs, Newcastle, Everton and Crystal Palace who tried to sign the winger during the Hornets' last season in the Championship.

Recent reports suggest Newcastle may have cooled their interest somewhat in recent days.