Everton have joined Tottenham in the race to sign Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to reports.

Marco Silva knows Doucoure well and will hope to use their relationship as a factor in getting him to Goodison Park, but Tottenham are looking at possilbe replacements for Moussa Dembele, and they see the Watford man as an ideal signing.

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Watford manager Javi Gracia has made it perfectly clear that he doesn’t want to lose Doucoure this summer but he might be fighting a losing battle if numerous clubs come in for him.

Both Liverpool and Arsenal were also linked with moves for the 25-year-old earlier this summer but nothing seems to have come from those links.

Spurs made an enquiry about Doucoure’s availability earlier this summer and are expected to make a bid in the near future, so Everton will need to be quick if they want to beat the London-based side to his signature.