Reports that both Emmanuel Dennis and Joao Pedro could join Udinese this summer have been described as "utter rubbish".

The rumour appears to have started from a well-respected Italian sports journalist, whose credibility clearly gave weight to a story which understandably had Watford fans in a lather last night and this morning.

However, when I put the report to the club they quickly dismissed it as "utter rubbish", reiterating that while Dennis may indeed leave they are not entertaining ideas of Pedro going anywhere.

And I’m reliably informed that wherever Dennis might end up, the fee the club accept would be the same. The obvious connections between Watford and Udinese would not alter that should the striker join them.

The rumour suggested that the anticipated departure from Udinese of former Watford forward Gerard Deulofeu and Argentinian international defender Nahuel Molina would free up funds and wages to bring the Watford duo in.

It's no secret that Dennis is looking to move away from Vicarage Road once the transfer window opens on June 10, with West Ham heavily linked with last season's Watford top scorer.

The Hornets would be looking for around £20million for a player who was something of a revelation last term, proving himself to be a source of goals both as a scorer and also a provider.

As for Joao Pedro, the message I get every time I raise any rumour is that the young Brazilian is going nowhere.