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NORWEGIAN outfit Lyn have dismissed reports linking them with a move for Watford striker Heidar Helguson.

The player's agent revealed that the Tippeliga side had expressed an interest in the former Lillestrom star, but Lyn have acted quickly to dispel these rumours.

"He is not a topic of discussion for us," Lyn chief, Ole-Ray Grodseth told Norwegian daily Nettavisen.

"We got a request from the player's agent between Christmas and New Years Eve, and we told him that we could have been interested.

"A couple of days later we were told that Watford were not willing to sell. After that this issue is dead, so you can say that we were surprised when we read about it in the paper on Monday.

"He is not coming to us. He is only one of many players that we have checked out lately. And it's obvious that it would be hard for us to purchase a player that is as good as a regular starter in Watford."

The Icelandic star has been used mainly as a substitute this season for Watford as he is behind Gifton Noel-Williams, Marcus Gayle and Tommy Smith in the pecking order at Vicarage Road.

Watford also rubbished the reports that they had received any enquires for Helguson.

"We have had no contact regarding Heidar," Watford chief executive Tim Shaw told the club's official website.