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Watford deny Wilmot deal; leave him to Arsenal, Spurs

Watford have denied they're closing a deal for Stevenage Borough defender Ben Wilmot.

The Sun says the Hornets had a £500,000 bid rejected in January and have been linked with a fresh bid for the England U19 defender.

But a Watford source said: "The club have moved on in its list of targets and priorities.

"A bid was turned down in the last window and there is no longer any interest."

Stevenage - who are believed to value Wilmot at over £1million - announced last week the 18-year-old was close to leaving the club.

Arsenal and Tottenham are both understood to be competing for his signature, with the North London giants tracking the teenage centre-back in recent months.

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