Watford are preparing to clear out some of their attacking options, after bolstering their squad early in the transfer window.

Stipe Perica, Isaac Success and Andre Gray could all join Adalberto Penaranda in heading out the door in the coming weeks, as the club look for options for their surplus forwards.

The arrivals of Joshua King, Emmanuel Dennis, Ashley Fletcher and Kwadwo Baah, as well as the return of Cucho Hernandez, means there is a wealth of attacking players at the club at the moment, with Troy Deeney, Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr also challenging for first team places.

While midfielders are still being targeted and interest remains in Aberdeen's Lewis Ferguson as well as Sampdoria's Morten Thorsby, the Watford Observer understands that moving on forwards is seen as a priority with the club hoping to finalise their squad as quickly as possible before the season begins in just under a month.

There is interest in Perica from Barnsley, although there is yet to be an agreement over the type of deal, with Watford hoping to make some money back on the striker, while the Tykes are most interested in a loan.

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The striker's contract expires next summer so letting him go on loan would see him leave at the end of the season for free, although would get him off the wage bill.

One player the club would like off the wage bill is Gray, whose contract also expires next summer.

Again, the Hornets would like to see a return on their investment, particularly given Gray's substantial transfer fee, but potential suitors are currently thin on the ground.

Middlesbrough are interested in the player, but wages could be seen as a stumbling block.

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Success meanwhile has two years remaining on his contract and has made clear his desire to stay and fight for his place earlier this summer.

However, the club are actively seeking a route out for the striker, who could be moved to fellow Pozzo-owned club Udinese for the season, should nothing else materialise.