Watford have rubbished claims Manchester City and Arsenal are watching teenage defender Tommy Hoban.

The 17-year-old, a Republic of Ireland youth international, was signed by the Championship side after being released from the Gunners' youth system.

Watford's Head of Football Business Ross Wilson has revealed no approaches have been made for Hoban.

"There have been no approaches from any club for the player," Wilson told the Watford Observer.