The news Ben Gibson has left Burnley and is training with former club Middlesbrough is not a surprise considering his career has been in reverse at Turf Moor.
Watford coach Nigel Pearson says he doesn't expect the club to make any rash decisions when it comes to their transfer deadline-day action.
Watford hope to add to their squad before Friday's 11pm transfer deadline as they weigh up deals for Burnley's Ben Gibson and Kristian Pedersen of Birmingham.
Nigel Pearson may have to look elsewhere for defensive reinforcements after Watford's reported loan offer for Burnley's Ben Gibson was rejected.
Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate has hinted he is interested in bringing Ben Gibson back to the club as he looks to bolster his defensive ranks.