Watford boss Zola doesn't want to lose Villa target Deeney
Deeney has now scored 13 goals this season and the striker, who is out of contract in the summer, was recently linked with a move to Aston Villa.
"We want to keep him, I believe he wants to stay so we're working on getting him signed," said Zola.
"He's 24 years old and a player who has been improving game by game. I don't see why he can't play at a different level."