Watford signed Manchester United midfielder James Garner and Brighton striker Glenn Murray on season-long loan deals in the summer; Gerard Deulofeu joins Udinese on permanent deal after initial loan in October; Watch Watford vs QPR live on Sky Sports on Monday, with kick-off at 7.45pm
Watford have agreed to cut short the loan deals of Manchester United midfielder James Garner and Brighton striker Glenn Murray.
The Sky Bet Championship club welcomed both players on season-long loan deals in the summer but they are set to return to their parent clubs.
Garner and Murray are both expected to join new clubs ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline, with United keen to loan out their young midfielder for another six months.
The 19-year-old has started 12 Sky Bet Championship games for Watford this season, while Murray has only made one league start since joining in October.
Nottingham Forest – managed by Chris Hughton, Murray’s former manager at Brighton – are interested in the experienced striker and have enquired about his situation.
Watford remain hopeful of bringing in a new signing before the deadline – which is likely to be a loan.
Meanwhile, Gerard Deulofeu has completed a permanent move to Udinese after his initial transfer on a season-long loan in October.
The 26-year-old Spaniard has made 10 Serie A appearances this season for the Serie A club, who are also owned by Watford’s owner Gino Pozzo.
Deulofeu originally joined Watford in January 2018 in a £12.6m deal and scored 17 goals in 70 appearances during his two-and-a-half year spell at Vicarage Road.
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