Liverpool lead January charge to land £35m-rated midfield enforcer

WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Gerard Deulofeu of Watford celebrates after scoring his team's second goal with Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Huddersfield Town at Vicarage Road on October 27, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Liverpool are reportedly ready to rival Arsenal and PSG for a £35million-rated Watford midfielder in January.

Hornets star Abdoulaye Doucoure has built on an excellent 2017-18 campaign, in which he was named the club’s Player of the Year, as Javi Gracia’s men have made a promising start to the new season and currently sit 7th in the Premier League table.

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is keen to bolster his midfield options in January and he views the Hornets’ star as the ideal man to support Marco Verratti and Adrien Rabiot in his engine room, although RMC Sport claims that Jurgen Klopp wants to bring Doucoure to Anfield.

The 25-year-old moved to Vicarage Road from Rennes in 2015  and has established as one of the Premier League’s most combative midfielders, leading to plenty of speculation that some of Europe’s biggest clubs are chasing his signature.

The reports states that both Liverpool and Arsenal are continuing to scout the player but that PSG are leading the chase, as they believe they can tempt the midfielder to return to his homeland.

Klopp, meanwhile, has reportedly identified his two preferred targets to fill Philippe Coutinho’s long-term shoes at Anfield. Read the full story here…


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