Watford saw a bid for ex-Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho turned down by Wolfsburg in the January transfer window.

Gracia wanted Bundesliga midfielder in January

Gracia wanted Bundesliga midfielder in January

German magazine Kicker reported the move, which makes sense because Camacho was a star of the Malaga side that Watford boss Javi Gracia guided to eighth and ninth-

placed finishes in La Liga.

However, Wolfsburg were not willing to do a deal for a player they signed for £9million last summer.

'Ignacio is a sought-after player, but we have just agreed on a long-term contract and are very happy to have him,' said Wolfsburg sporting director Olaf Rebbe.

Camacho signed a four-year contract with the Bundesliga club on joining in July and was made captain of the club in September.

However, the 27-year-old picked up an ankle injury in October and underwent an operation, but will be back playing again next month.