Watford captain Troy Deeney has quashed talk linking him with a move to Premier League and London rivals Arsenal, admitting he is happy to continue playing for the Hornets.

Deeney was, earlier this week, linked with a move to north London in the region of £20m – although reports have yet to be confirmed and the 27-year-old, speaking to talkSPORT, played down such talk, despite being flattered by the interest.

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No, no, no. We have still got a project to complete.

The pleasing thing from my point of view and from Iggy’s is people want us. That shows that we have been doing something right for the past five, six months.

But we have got a project to complete and the gaffer has stated before that whatever happens in the summer, will happen in the summer.

It is very flattering. My son is an Arsenal fan so he read it in the paper the other day and I don’t think he is happy that I am staying at Watford. He doesn’t understand that it is not FIFA and you can’t change the same day!

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The Watford skipper has been in magnificent form this campaign, striking up a partnership with Odion Ighalo, while claiming five assists and scoring six goals in the Premier League.

Arsenal could make one signing in the coming days, however, with the club likely to confirm a move for Basel central midfielder Mohamed Elneny for a fee of roughly £5m.

It’s unlikely Arsene Wenger will opt to make any more signings after the completion of Elneny, although, with the rumour mill spinning fast, the Gunners will likely be linked with every player under the sun.