Javi Gracia says he will talk to Stefano Okaka about a potential Watford departure should offers arrive in January, but insists the striker remains focused on the Hornets.

Okaka has been linked with a switch to Thierry Henry’s Monaco and a Vicarage Road exit has been mooted for the past two transfer windows.

With the forward keen to secure regular first-team football, a move away from Watford could be on the cards.

Gracia says he will hold off on talking to Okaka until solid offers have been made for the 29-year-old and says he remains an important member of his squad.

“I will speak with Stefano or any other players about transfers when the moment arrives, but in this moment he is our player and his only focus in on trying to help the team,” Gracia said.

“We have time to speak about different situations in the future.”

January being just around the corner means focus is inevitably turning towards the winter transfer window and potential arrivals and departures at the Vic.

Gracia says transfers are not on his mind at the moment and he is concentrating solely on helping Watford turn their form around and end a run of five winless games.

The head coach said: “January is far away and I think we need to be focused on the next game. I will speak to the owner many times.

“I will tell him my opinions, but I think in this moment the best thing for the club is to look at the next game.”