New Watford boss Gianfranco Zola is prepared to lose defender Adrian Mariappa.

Mariappa is a target for Wigan Athletic and Reading.

"Adrian I know is a very good player and was one of the best last year," Zola said.

"Obviously we want to keep him but we understand it is not only our decision, also it's Adrian's.

"I understand he maybe has the possibility to go to the Premier League and I won't step in front of him and stop him if he wants to go."