Watford are not targeting a goalkeeper in the summer transfer window, unless one departs, the Watford Observer understands.

Reports have heavily linked the Hornets with a move for West Bromwich Albion's Sam Johnstone, who is likely to stay in the Premier League next season following the Baggies' relegation.

However, club sources have ruled out a move and said that a goalkeeper is "not needed" at this moment in time.

West Ham have also been linked with the England international and reports suggest he could command a fee of around £15-20million.

Daniel Bachmann will be Watford's number one choice for the beginning of next season, while Ben Foster is also around to provide experienced backup.

Furthermore, Rob Elliot signed a new two-year deal with the club last week, while Pontus Dahlberg is likely to be sent out on loan once again.

The goalkeeping situation is not expected to change unless one moves elsewhere.

Earlier in the summer Ben Foster was linked with a move to Manchester City but he was quick to rule that out, saying, "I've never heard a single thing about this and that's what these media outlets need to do. They need to fill some column inches so they put two and two together and most of the time come up with six or seven."