It started off as a busy week for Watford with the international transfer window closing on Monday evening at 11pm.

On a busy day for the Hornets, Ignacio Pussetto and Gerard Deulofeu joined Udinese, Jerome Sinclair and Adalberto Penaranda were sent out to CSKA Sofia and Derek Agyakwa left for Serie C side Como after signing a new deal at Vicarage Road.

The day after, Danny Welbeck's contract was terminated, allowing the striker to leave on a free transfer.

John Barnes insisted the club needed to hold onto their best players if they were to mount a promotion challenge this season and they went some way to doing that by opening talks with midfielder Tom Cleverley over a new deal.

Additionally, Etienne Capoue rescinded a request to leave and said he would stay and play for the club this season.

Business is not quite finished for Watford however, with Kiko Femenia still weighing up the possibility of leaving and the Hornets looking at potential left-back options, including Chelsea's Baba Rahman.

One player they will be hopeful of retaining is Ismaila Sarr, who had interested Manchester United enough for them to make a move on Monday. It now appears likely that transfer will not take place.

Another move not likely to happen is the return of Ashley Young, although the full-back this week said he would walk from Italy to rejoin the Hornets.

Elsewhere, a different former defender, Tommie Hoban signed a short-term deal with Aberdeen.

Finally, a number of Watford players were involved in international football while the club announced chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury would be facing fans' questions alongside head coach Vladimir Ivic at a fans' forum.