Everton ready January bid for lethal Premier League captain

Everton are already preparing a move for Watford skipper Troy Deeney, according to the Sunday People.

The Toffees have been backed to the hilt with huge new investment as Ronald Koeman was prized away from Southampton in order to move to Goodison Park.

Yannick Bolasie, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams are just some of the names the Dutchman splashed the cash on over the course of the summer window.

Now, they are reportedly lining up a bid for the 28-year-old when the window opens once more in January.

He only penned a new five-year deal with the Hornets after Premier League champions Leicester City made an attempt to lure him away from Hertfordshire earlier this summer.

Former Foxes talent spotter, Steve Walsh, is another to have joined Everton over the summer and is said to be eager to continue his chase for the forward.

Deeney is one of the most important players at Vicarage Road, having joined the club from Walsall back in 2010.

He was crucial to their promotion to the top flight, scoring 90 league goals during his six years there.