Sam Allardyce has made Watford striker Troy Deeney one of his top targets in the January transfer window.

The new Everton boss is looking for a striker after the club failed to replace Romelu Lukaku who left to join Manchester United in the summer. Lukaku scored 25 goals in his final season at Goodison Park and Everton have not brought in a striker who can reach those heights. The Toffees have not been prolific in front of goal and this has been shown by their underwhelming start to the season.

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Interestingly, Everton made an approach for Marco Silva when they were looking to fill the vacant managerial role but Watford were not prepared to let their manager leave. However, they could be more willing to allow captain Troy Deeney to depart for Goodison Park, according to ESPN.

Deeney has had to be content with a bit-part role this season. The arrival of Richarlison has meant Deeney has been on the bench most weeks. The Watford captain has made just four Premier League starts this season, compared to 14 from Richarlison. At 29, Deeney wants to be playing regular football and this could be enough to tempt him to move to Merseyside.

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