​West Brom are considering a move for Watford striker Troy Deeney this summer, but the Hornets are reportedly set to hold out for an incredible £35m fee.


According to ​Mail Online, the Baggies are prepared to pay the Hornets captain £100,000-a-week, which would make the 28-year-old their highest paid player, with manager Tony Pulis determined to add to his striking options.

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Salomon Rondon started the season brightly but ended up with only eight goals and two assists in 38 Premier League appearances, while Hal Robson-Kanu has managed three goals, appearing mainly as a substitute.


A separate report however - from the ​Mail again, bizarrely - claims that Deeney has a £25m release clause in his contract and Watford, currently without a manager after Walter Mazzarri left his role at the club, could be tempted to accept a bid of £20m.


Deeney, who has scored 23 Premier League goals in his two seasons in England's top division, is understood to have become concerned with the direction of Watford, who have become known for hiring and firing managers at a consistent rate over the past few years.

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West Brom boss Tony Pulis has been in China recently to discuss the club's budget with their owners and the move for Deeney would be the highest transfer fee West Brom have ever paid for a player, surpassing the £13m they paid Tottenham last summer for attacking midfielder Nacer Chadli.


The sale of striker Saido Berahino will be added to West Brom's transfer budget this summer, with the club happy to pay Deeney wages of £100,000-a-week, surpassing top earner Jonny Evans.