Date: 1st February 2016 at 12:47pm
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Watford are reportedly edging closer to completing the signing of France midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure for a club-record £8m, according to ClubCall.

The Premier League side, who currently sit tenth in the standings after 23 fixtures, have been linked with a move for the Rennes star throughout the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old, who is a former France Under-21 international, has scored three goals in 20 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit this season.

The report suggests that Doucoure is on his way to Vicarage Road for a deadline day medical, despite interest from fellow English top-flight rivals Leicester City and Newcastle United last month.

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