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Watford reject Leicester bid for Deeney

Watford have rejected a bid from Leicester City for their striker Troy Deeney, reported to be between £15-20 million.

Deeney scored 15 goals for Watford last season. Credit: PA

The Birmingham-born forward scored 15 goals for Watford last season as they successfully retained their place in the Premier League after promotion.

Deeney could be seen as a potential replacement for Jamie Vardy who is thought to still be considering a move from Leicester to Arsenal.

Man dies in crash on A5

The crash happened on the A5 near Watford Credit: ITV News Central

A man has died after a crash on the A5 near the village of Watford in Northamptonshire.

The crash, involving a grey Mercedes Vito and a yellow Scania HGV, happened at about 4.25am this morning.

The 51-year-old driver of the Mercedes died at the scene, Northamptonshire Police said.

The road was closed for several hours while police examined the scene and re-opened at 10.30am.


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Police arrest two more teens over Watford fan attack

The fan was attacked near Molineux. Credit: PA

Police have arrested another two teenagers in relation to a street attack which left a football fan in a critical condition.

West Midlands Police said a man aged 18 was arrested on Monday and a 14-year-old boy detained on Tuesday by detectives investigating the assault on Watford fan Nic Cruwys.

Officers have previously arrested and bailed three other youths, aged between 13 and 18, as part of their inquiries into the offence in Wolverhampton on March 8.

Five arrests have now been made but our investigation is still very much ongoing and we are still appealing for information.

– Detective Inspector Toni Naylor
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Notts County sign Watford striker

Notts County have announced they have signed Watford striker Chris Iwelumo on loan Credit: ITV Central

On a busy deadline day, Notts County have announced they have signed Watford striker Chris Iwelumo on loan.**

Iwelumo, 34, who has previously played for Wolves, is capped four times at international level for Scotland and has experience of top-flight football.**

The Magpies are hoping that the 6ft 3ins frontman will add power to their attack ahead of the busy festive period. He will be available for tomorrow's match with Swindon Town at Meadow Lane. **