Vladimir Ivic is expecting Troy Deeney to return to training with Watford in the coming days, although the coach admits the striker's future remains uncertain.

The Serbian said that whether or not the skipper remains with the Hornets is dependent on a concrete offer coming in and then Deeney's reaction.

It is understood Deeney would prefer a move to the Premier League.

As of yet, it is believed that only tentative interest has been registered from the likes of West Bromwich Albion, who are understood to have Andre Gray higher up their list of priorities, and Tottenham, who view Deeney as a back up option.

After a period of rehabilitation, the 32-year-old will soon be back and ready to train with the first team. How long he will stay there, depends on a number of factors.

"Troy was out for the last two and a half weeks. He started pre-season with us but after a week he moved out," said Ivic. "I hope that he will be with us in the next days. Exactly which day he will start, I need to speak with him and the medical staff. They will give me an exact day when he will be available to work with the team.

"You know how it is in football and how the market is; everything depends on the offer. We'll listen to the player and follow the situation and we'll take a decision if something happens. If something comes for him, we'll discuss and see how is his situation, if he wants to stay, if he wants to move.

"In this situation every time, it's very important, the answer of the player, because to keep someone if he doesn't want to stay here, if he doesn't want to be with us, it's not good for me. If he wants to be here, that's another thing."

Ivic is not worried about the possibility of not having Deeney in his squad, with the coach describing his striking options as "complete".

"In this position we have four or five quality players, some of them are young like Joao Pedro," he said.

"He started the previous game, it was his first game starting and he did his job in a good way. He helped the team to win the game.

"Normally we have Andre Gray who got injured in the last friendly. He's one of the options and a quality player, we have [Glenn] Murray, who has arrived, we have [Stipe] Perica, we have [Luis] Suarez, he's with us. In this situation, the team, with all this choice, is complete, but we have in the other positions some deficits that means we need to move for some other positions."

The head coach's plan is to have two players in every position come the end of the transfer window, something he is working on with the club.

Ivic feels it is important to have his side built as soon as possible in order to implement both his strategy and philosophy.

"I hope that some other players will come," he said. "We work on this project, we work on the players who will join us and be with us. Normally I speak every day with the sporting director and we want to make the squad quality. I want to have two players in each position and I believe that we will do it."