WATFORD hitman Troy Deeney is on the wanted list of Stoke boss Mark Hughes as he looks to bolster his strike force.
Deeney started his career at Aston Villa but signed for Walsall without playing a game in December 2006.
The 26-year-old striker scored nine times in 20 appearances for the Hornets last season and got the winner against Birmingham City last weekend.
Deeney, who cost Watford £500,000 in August 2010, is one of the players that Hughes is considering making a move for ahead of the transfer deadline.
Hughes, who took over from Tony Pulis at the Britannia Stadium in the summer, knows he needs to get more goals out of his team.
The Hornets have already lost Championship Player of the Year Matej Vydra and will be keen to hang onto Deeney when the transfer window closes this month.
But they know that they maybe fighting a losing battle should Hughes and Stoke come in with a formal offer which matches their valuation of the player.
Gianfranco Zola is targeting another promotion bid to the top flight and Deeney will be key to that bid after last season’s play-off final heartache. SWINDON TOWN could be about to offer Millwall striker Dany N’Guessan an escape route from his hell at The Den.
The Frenchman has been facing an uncertain future at the Championship side after storming off when he was substituted in a game against Crystal Palace.
The Millwall faithful are in no mood to forgive N’Guessan who has pleaded for a second chance from fans but it is something that he is unlikely to be given.
N’Guessan started his career at Auxerre and has only scored four times in 35 appearances since moving to Millwall from Leicester City in August 2011.
Charlton Athletic wanted to sign N'Guessan last season following a loan spell at the Valley but the then Lions boss Kenny Jackett wasn’t prepared to do business.
But Swindon boss Mark Cooper wants to sign a striker before the end of the month and N'Guessan is one of the players he is keen on.
He is under contract with Millwall until the end of the season and it is likely that Steve Lomas will want a small fee for his services.