The Telegraph understands that Watford have offered Troy Deeney a ‘double-your-money’ deal in an attempt to retain his services for next season.
The striker has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League champions Leicester City with a transfer fee of £30m being mooted but the Hornets will not let their captain go without a fight.
The proposed deal would see the twenty-seven year old’s wages rocket to around £50,000 per week, almost double his previous salary.
Deeney, who is yet to receive international recognition, moved to Vicarage Road from Walsall in the summer of 2010 and has since racked up two hundred and sixty-three appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring ninety-six goals.
He hit thirteen league goals last season, forming a formidable strike partnership with Nigeria international Odion Ighalo and helping his side beat the odds to comfortably avoid relegation.