Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann has told the club he wants to play in the approaching season after returning from a loan spell with Kilmarnock.

The Austrian told media from his home country that the Hornets have rejected bids for his services already this pre-season and that he is in discussions with the club regarding his future.

Speaking to Austrian publication Spox, the 25-year-old said: "There have been a number of offers for me, many of which were blocked by Watford directly, and I did not even know a thing about them.

"They will not let me go, they are 99 per cent sure about it, and there are still a few discussions going on. My full focus is on Watford.

"This year my goal is quite different, I want to play, the club knows that too."

After starting on the bench at Kilmarnock last season, Bachmann was eventually given a chance and made himself the number one choice.

With Ben Foster expected to be first-choice goalkeeper again at Watford, it may be a while before Bachmann is a first-team regular, but with Heurelho Gomes coming close to retiring at the end of last season, The Austrian feels there is a chance for him to get game time and impress.

"You can not guarantee that I'm the number one at the beginning," he said.

"But I'll keep working on my goals. [At Kilmarnock] in the end, the season was not so bad, and I'm positive that I will prevail over the next few months."

Another goalkeeper eager to impress at Watford is Pontus Dahlberg, who Bachmann said is hoping to find game time away from Vicarage Road this season in the shape of a loan.

The Swedish shot-stopper is still just 20-years-old and is not likely to feature heavily for the Hornets yet, with Foster, Bachmann and Gomes in-line to play ahead of him.

However, Bachmann said his team-mate is yet to find a suitable opportunity to go out on loan.

"He's trying to go for a loan, so far he has not found anything suitable," said Bachmann.

"You don't really want to go into a season as a fourth-choice keeper, but he has not found anything suitable yet."

Bachmann also provided an update on fellow Austrian team-mate Sebastian Prodl, who has not featured for Watford since October 2018, after struggling with injury.

"He's halfway fit again," said Bachmann.

"He's training and his knee is holding up right now."