Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hornets Will Not Be Selling Their Stars

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hornets Will Not Be Selling Their Stars

Article excerpt

WATFORD manager Quique Sanchez Flores insists it is "completely impossible" that Troy Deeney or Odion Ighalo will be sold during the current transfer window - but could offer no assurances beyond the end of the season.

Captain Deeney has been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent days but distanced himself from the rumours while the club's leading goalscorer Ighalo has stated it is his 'dream' to one day play for Manchester United.

Both have been in fine form for the Hornets this season as Flores has guided the promoted side to ninth in the Barclays Premier League table.

They host Newcastle in the FA Cup third round tomorrow and, while Ighalo or Deeney may yet be rested for the clash with Steve McClaren's side, Flores has moved to deny all speculation linking the pair with a January departure from the Hertfordshire outfit.

"I think it's completely impossible," the Spaniard (pictured below) said when asked if there was any possibility either player would be sold. …

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