Date: 1st February 2016 at 9:51am
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Watford are reportedly closing in on the club-record £8 million signing of Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to the Watford Observer.

The 23-year-old, who has been a long-term target for the Hertfordshire-based outfit, nearly completed a transfer to Vicarage Road in the summer, but looks set to complete a move before the window closes on Monday night.

Hornets boss Quique Sanchez Flores was keen to strengthen his central midfield options in this window, and despite signing Mario Suarez over the weekend, he is still keen to complete a deal for Doucoure too.

The midfielder has made 18 appearances in all competitions for Rennes this term, scoring three goals.

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