Fulham are considering joining the race for wantaway Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to the Evening Standard.

Everton have already had an offer rejected for Doucoure by Watford, who are believed to be holding out for £25m, but the Goodison Park are expected to return with a second bid. The Merseyside club have been keen to sign the powerful midfielder for a long time and Doucoure is eager to remain in the top flight following the Hornets’ relegation.

The Standard suggests that both Fulham and Wolves are also interested in signing the 27 year-old, who has made 141 appearances in four seasons at Vicarage Road. He was voted Watford’s player of the season in 2017/2018 and was part of the side that reached the FA Cup final the following year, earning plaudits for his dynamic displays in the middle of the park.