Watford are trying to muscle in on West Ham’s attempts to sign Joe Hart this summer.
The England No.1 is a target for the Hammers, who have been in contact with Manchester City over the 30-year-old.
Due to City’s £18 million asking price, a loan move would seem the most likely option should Hart make the switch to east London.
But there is strong interest in the goalkeeper from elsewhere, with Premier League new boys Newcastle known to be admirers of the stopper, who spent last season on loan in Italy with Torino.
But now it appears Watford have joined the running for Hart, according to the Guardian.
Meanwhile West Ham look set to miss out on another target – with Kelechi Iheanacho seemingly destined for Leicester City.
The Manchester City striker has been linked with a move to the London Stadium all summer and had looked destined to link up with Slaven Bilic’s side.
But that appears to have changed today, with reports suggesting he is now on his way to the 2015/16 Premier League champions.
The Foxes are said to be in advanced talks with the 20-year-old and a move now looks imminent.
There are suggestions that Hammers boss Bilic was the man who vetoed Iheanacho’s move to east London, despite owner David Gold having negotiated a deal with City.