Tottenham reportedly set to move for Watford star Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer

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Tottenham reportedly set to move for Watford star Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer

TOTTENHAM are lining up a surprise swoop for Watford star Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to reports.

Mauricio Pochettino was in the crowd to see the Hornets destroy Chelsea 4-1 on Monday night.

Abdoulaye Doucoure is wanted by Tottenham who are ready to make a summer movePA:Press Association

And the Mail claim the Spurs boss saw enough from the central midfielder to convince him to make a summer bid.

The 25-year-old is on a £60,000-a-week contract at Vicarage Road until 2020, so will not come cheap.

But Watford and their shrewd owners have proven to be a selling club – when the price is right – and could make a killing on the man they paid Rennes just £8m for in 2016.

Liverpool have also been linked with a move to the athletic box-to-box ace – especially with Emre Can expected to move on.

Abdoulaye Doucoure has impressed as a box-to-box midfielder for Watford this seasonREUTERS
Abdoulaye Doucoure was impressive for Watford as they beat Chelsea 4-1REUTERS

Doucoure has hit seven goals and provided three assists in 25 Premier League matches for Watford this season.

The Watford hero has admitted he and his team-mates are already working extra hard to impress new boss Javi Gracia

He said: “He is a new manager and has come in with new ideas.

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“He is more defensive than the manager we had before so everybody works for him. We need points and need to fight.

“Every player wants to fight and every player has a new chance to impress.”