The Baggies sit second-bottom in the table and are desperate to add goals to their spluttering strikeforce with bookmakers rating the deal as odds-on to happen: 4/5 in January.
Albion’s joint-top scorers this season are Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon, both with three goals while Hal Robson-Kanu has two.
Despite a creditable 1 – 1 draw with Arsenal recently, the Baggies are 20 games without a win in the Premier League are in a tailspin, heading toward the Championship.
Deeney hit the headlines earlier in the season for claiming the Hornets 2 – 1 win over Arsenal showed the Gunners lacked “cojones“. Since then, the Birmingham-born striker’s from floundered on the back of a red card against Huddersfield.
His goal against Bristol City in the weekend’s 3 – 0 FA Cup third round win was his first in five games. Two other goals this season are a poor return for the striker in his 15 appearances to date.
Signed from Walsall in 2010, Deeney has made 313 appearances for Watford and grabbed 108 goals, most memorably the winner against Leicester in the 2013-14 Play-off semi-final at Vicarage Road. That year, he became the first Watford player since Luther Blissett in 1983, to score 20 league goals in a season.