Everton will face competitors within the race to signal Watford ace Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer season, as talkSPORT understands Fulham and Wolves are additionally within the midfielder.
The 27-year-old Frenchman has been strongly linked with a transfer away from Vicarage Street following the Hornets’ relegation to the Championship.
Doucoure is likely one of the highest-paid gamers on the membership, incomes round £70,000-a-week, and Watford are open to promoting him with no scarcity of suitors circling.
Everton have been chasing the midfielder – linked with a shock transfer to Chelsea in January – for some time now, and not too long ago had a bid of £15million rejected.
Studies within the French media declare he has already agreed private phrases over a transfer to Goodison Park.
Nonetheless, based on talkSPORT sources, Premier League rivals Wolves and Fulham have now additionally joined the race to land the gifted former Rennes man.
There may be at present no favorite for his signature, however golf equipment have been informed to purpose just a little increased to face an opportunity of signing him, with Watford valuing Doucoure at between £20m and £25m.
The Hornets signed Doucoure from Rennes in 2016 for an undisclosed price, for a then-club report £8m, and he has gone on to make 141 appearances for the Hertfordshire outfit, scoring 17 targets and offering 12 assists.
Watford captain Troy Deeney informed talkSPORT this week he has no plans to depart the membership following their relegation, nevertheless it seems the identical can’t be stated for Doucoure.
It was reported in L’Equipe final month that the Frenchman is eager on a transfer after Watford dropped out of the Premier League, and requested his agent to get him a transfer again to the highest flight.
And Everton haven’t been postpone, with Carlo Ancelotti stated to be very eager on the participant and the membership reportedly able to desk a second bid.