Watford remain in talks with "relevant stakeholders" regarding Francisco Sierralta's eligibility for this weekend's match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

FIFA has received a request from Chile asking for restrictions to be imposed on the defender after he was not given clearance to join up with his national side during the international break.

The Premier League announced prior to the September international window that players would not be released where that involved travelling to countries on the UK Government’s coronavirus ‘red list’.

Anyone returning from a red-list country or who has been in a red-list country in the 10 days prior to entering the UK must quarantine in a Government-approved hotel for 10 days, which would mean players missing Premier League as well as Champions League and Carabao Cup games.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wrote to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking for an exemption, but the request was not granted.

Elsewhere, Joao Pedro has returned to full team training and will be assessed ahead of Saturday's game, after he missed the start of the season with a knee injury.

Also to be assessed before the match is new signing Ozan Tufan, who has finally arrived following his international involvement with Turkey.

Two players who definitely will not be involved against Wolves are Ben Foster and Kiko Femenia, with the goalkeeper missing due to a hamstring injury and the full back still recovering from a groin problem.