Watford manager Gianfranco Zola has confirmed Scott Loach is set to leave the club and also admitted the Hornets are interested in Fitz Hall, Manuel Almunia and Carlo Cudicini.

The Watford Observer revealed last night that the club had accepted a bid from Ipswich Town for Loach and that Almunia was being lined up as a replacement, after being released by Arsenal at the beginning of the month.

Ex-Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini remains a potential replacement and we understand Almunia was at Vicarage Road yesterday to hold talks with the club.

 Watford Observer: Carlo Cudicini

Speaking to the Watford Observer last night, Zola said: "Yes there is the possibility [Loach will leave]. We are considering it. It is a good opportunity for Loach and we will see what happens."

On Almunia and Cudicini, he added: "If they were to sign then I know they would be very good for Watford. But it is too early to know what is happening just yet."

We also revealed that free agent Fitz Hall, who was released by Queens Park Rangers this summer, had a medical at Watford yesterday and is set to join the club.

Zola said: "I’m not sure if the deal is done yet but he is a player we are interested in."

Watford Observer: Fitz Hall

There will be further updates on the club's three trialists and new Reading signing Adrian Mariappa later today.