​West Bromwich Albion are ready to swoop to bring Watford's Birmingham-born striker and captain Troy Deeney back to the Midlands in a move which will smash the club's transfer record.

The revelation, provided by Mirror, states that West Brom's manager Tony Pulis is willing to offer the Hornets a figure in excess of £20m in the summer transfer window in order to sway the imposing striker towards the Hawthorns. 

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Deeney, 28, was subject of a £15m bid by reigning Premier League champions Leicester City last June, however Watford subsequently rejected the offer, and gave the striker a new five-year deal worth £50k-a-week to keep him at Vicarage Road.

Watford's number 9 made his name at Walsall after failing to secure a contract at Aston Villa in his formative years, but has since made himself a beloved household name amongst the fans of Walter Mazzarri's squad.

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West Brom broke their transfer record last summer, with the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur winger Nacer Chadli, who joined the club for £13m.

However, the Baggies have now made Deeney their number one target this transfer window, and will have to break the bank once more if they are going to succeed in their quest to sign Watford's talisman. 

Deeney has long been suggested for an England call-up due to his rugged, clinical approach, which over the past few seasons has seen him lead the Hornets' goal charts.