Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure says he is wanted by Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham.

The 25-year-old has had an excellent season for the Hornets under former manager Marco Silva and new boss Javi Gracia.

Liverpool will have an agreement to sign Naby Keita when the next transfer window opens however Emre Can is out of contract, while Spurs have been scouting for long-term Mousa Dembele replacements despite the Belgian’s excellent form of late.

Sky Sports pudit and ex Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas also said in January he wanted his former side to sign a defensive midfielder and said: “I’d be more interested in somebody like Abdoulaye Doucoure (than Steven Nzonzi), who could play a deeper role quite nicely for us.”

It adds that Doucoure was asked a guest on French media channel Telefoot: “The French media understands clubs like Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are following you – what is the objective?”
And he replied: “It’s true that these clubs are interested in me. But I am at Watford and my focus is on finishing the season well and to maintain their Premier League status.

Doucoure added: “After, when the club and I make the decision to make the next step, then that will have to be agreed but, for now, I am focused on Watford.”

He has scored seven Premier League goals in 22 appearances this season, after joining Watford from Rennes in 2016.

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