Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs alerted: Watford set to sell Abdoulaye Doucoure

Watford are set to make both Abdoulaye Doucoure and Richarlison available for transfer this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

Despite turning over a profit during the 2016/17 season, the club are set to offload a number of key players in order to comply with the business model of owner Gino Pozzo.

The Italian owner’s model attempts to unearth hidden gems, eventually selling them on for a large profit, with Doucoure and Richarlison set to be the latest players to be offloaded this summer.

Top six interested

Mauricio Pochettino & Arsene Wenger

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 05: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal and Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur shake hands prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at White Hart Lane on March 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Doucoure has proven to be a rather shrewd piece of business on the part of the Hornets with the French midfielder proving to be one of the best signings of the season.

The 25-year-old has been one of Watford’s stand-out performers this season, catching the eye of Arsenal Liverpool and Tottenham.

It is understood that the player is valued at £40m by Watford, a staggering £34m more than what they paid to acquire his services from Stade Rennais last summer.

Whilst Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny have been unable to impress at Arsenal, Liverpool set to lose Emre Can in the summer and Spurs on the search to bolster their options in midfield, one of these top-six clubs are likely to match the Hornets’ valuation.

‘Dream’ move

Jurgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool win at West Ham

STRATFORD, ENGLAND – MAY 14: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates after the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The French midfielder has revealed that his dream is to play for Liverpool, handing the Reds a huge advantage over their fellow competitors for the player’s signature.

Doucoure admitted:

“I was impatient to play there, at Anfield. I wanted to feel the atmosphere.

“For me, it would be a dream to play in a club like this.”




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