Javi Gracia has claimed he knows nothing about South Korean defender Kim Min Jae, despite reports linking the player with Watford.

The 22-year-old known as ‘The Monster’ has won back-to-back K League titles and was voted the league’s Player of the Season in 2017, but the Hornets head coach said he has enough defenders for the rest of the season.

He said: “I don’t know anything about this player.

“I have listened to something about him, it was not in the club, out of here somewhere.

“In this moment I have five players as centre back, maybe six with Ben Wilmot also as a centre back as well. We have enough players, enough good players to play this season.

“I don’t want to tell or say something about players that I don’t know anything about.

“I prepare to be focused on my players and to do my job, which is to improve my players’ level and make our supporters enjoy the football.”

With the transfer window closing next Thursday evening, it seems increasingly less likely that Watford will make any additions to their senior squad.

Gracia said he is not even thinking about the window and is instead focusing on the next game.

He added: “I’m not thinking about that, I’m focused on the game, on my players, on the squad I have.

“I think we are going to be able to keep our players, so in this moment, I am not spending my time thinking about that.

“I try to prepare the team as good as possible for the next game.”