Watford head coach Javi Gracia has stated that he is not expecting any strikers to arrive at the club this January, despite Stefano Okaka heading for the exit.

The Italian forward is in discussions to join Udinese on loan for the rest of the season, along with Marvin Zeegelaar, but Gracia is happy with the squad he has and is in no rush to bring in any replacements.

He said: "I know they are talking about that, I think it’s close and Stefano will be on loan at Udinese.

"With the players we have in this moment, we can achieve good things this season and I don’t expect anyone arriving.

"In that position we have strikers such as Troy, Gerard, Isaac. Andre Gray’s recovering, Penaranda as well and other players can play in this position so I’m not expecting any new players just because Stefano is leaving."

Gracia also spoke of his desire to hold on to as many of his squad members as possible, with reports linking midfield maestro Abdoulaye Doucoure with a move away from the club.

He said: "It's not new, we had it from the last season, all the windows always we are speaking about him, but I know the owner wants to keep our important players with us.

"We will see what will happen because you never know, but in this moment I am thinking he will be with us all the season.

"I would like to keep these important players. I think we are competing well in all the games we play and now I prefer to be focused, preparing for the FA Cup game and after that, the Premier League game against Crystal Palace. It’s the best way to achieve good things for us.

"I don’t know what’s going to happen and I would like to keep the players we have."