Watford have left Roberto Pereyra and Brice Dja Djédjé out of their amended Premier League squad. 

The Hornets had to adjust their squad for the remainder of the campaign following the closure of last month’s transfer window.  New signings M’Baye Niang and Mauro Zarate come into the group, but clubs are only allowed to select 17 foreign players.

An injury to goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon also sees Giedrius Arlauskis drafted in as cover.  It means there is no room for Pereyra and Dja Djédjé - a summer signing who has played just 100 minutes of football since joining from Marseille. 

The Watford Observer understands a Deadline Day move for Tim Krul club fell through after failing his medical on a busy week of transfer activity at Vicarage Road.

Watford wanted to bring in the goalkeeper on loan after Pantilimon was ruled out for up to a month with injury.

The Hornets were keen to bring in Krul from Newcastle particularly because he would have counted as a home grown player.

The Dutch international underwent a medical on transfer deadline day but his move fell through.

Krul instead moved to AZ Alkmaar on loan for the rest of the season.

But Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf claimed Krul was angry at the length of time it was taking to complete the medical at Watford.  The collapse of the move meant the Hornets brought in three players during last month’s transfer window.  M’Baye Niang joined on loan from Milan for the rest of the season with a view to a permanent deal.

The French attacker made his debut in Watford’s shock win at Arsenal on Tuesday.

Mauro Zarate agreed a permanent deal from Fiorentina last week and the striker is in line to make his debut for the club tomorrow against Burnley.

The third signing was Tom Cleverley after the midfielder returned for his second spell at Watford.

It was a relatively quiet final day of the transfer window nationally but the biggest deal involved the Hornets after Odion Ighalo agreed to join Changchun Yatai for £20m.

His departure was no surprise after Ighalo’s loss of form coupled with the recent arrivals at Vicarage Road in attack.

It was an excellent piece of business by the Premier League club with the striker scoring just twice this season.

Another player exiting the club was Adlene Guedioura after the midfielder agreed to join Middlesbrough.