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Watford striker Odion Ighalo’s could leave in three days:Walter Mazzarri

Watford striker Odion Ighalo’s future appears to be away from Watford after head coach Walter Mazzarri confirmed the club have received several offers for him.

The arrival of forwards Mauro Zarate and M’Baye Niang this week increased doubts over Ighalo’s place in the squad and Mazzarri signalled this at today’s press conference.

Mazzarri said: “Ighalo you know better than me has always been a very important player for this team. But there are times when a player can end their time with one club and take a decision on their career.

“This is a decision that just come from the club and the player and there’s not much we can do about it.” The Hornets boss added: “With Odion Ighalo we know there are some offers but it’s still early to say anything.

“They told me there is a very important offer but again we will evaluate in the next few days. “I don’t like to say all the details also because I don’t know in full. I know there is more than one [offer] but it might also be from China.”

Mazzarri was asked the next step in terms of the Ighalo transfer but showed signs of frustration in his response. The Italian said: “I don’t know. You’re asking me too much about Ighalo. The club told me you would ask about Ighalo because there have been some offers.

“For the rest you need to ask the club. I am the head coach and they are the ones taking care of the transfers.”

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