Liverpool and Chelsea have been given a boost in their reported pursuit of Watford’s star midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Watford have been fighting hard to keep the France Under-21 international away from Paris Saint-Germain, while Tottenham have also enquired about the player in the past.
Doucoure has never hidden his flattery at having been linked with a move to PSG, but now he has told L’Equipe that his preference is to stay in England.
“I do not dream of a particular club,” he told the French outlet.
“Of course PSG is one of the biggest clubs in Europe, but I don’t have in mind to want to go to PSG at any particular price.
“I would like to stay in the Premier League, I think it’s the best place to express my qualities as a player.
“From there it depends on the offers and many other things, I am very open. If something happens then so be it, otherwise I’ll be happy with Watford’s jersey.
“I gave everything for three seasons, and if I stay one more season, I’ll be happy, and if I leave I’ll be happy too.
“Everyone knows what I want, but it may not necessarily happen as I wish.”
Doucoure has amassed five goals and six assists in his third season in the Premier League this term, helping the Hornets to the FA Cup final and an 11th-placed finish.
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