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Everton to offer player on loan in exchange for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure

Everton are ready to offer a player on loan as part of their pursuit of Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. 

The 27-year-old is keen to leave Vicarage Road following Watford’s relegation and wants to link up with legendary manager Carlo Ancelotti.  

Everton failed in a £30million bid to sign Doucoure a year ago but have returned after missing out on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who joined Tottenham from Southampton.

Sportsmail previously reported that Watford rejected Everton’s opening offer for the Frenchman and now they are considering offering one of their squad on loan to sweeten the deal for the Hornets.

The 27-year-old Frenchman has played 141 games for the Hornets, scoring 17 goals since joining in 2016. 

Everton are also maintaining discussions with Real Madrid over the potential signing of James Rodriguez and with Napoli for midfielder Allan. 

It is understood Watford are planning a clearout with Troy Deeney, Danny Welbeck, Andre Gray, Ben Foster, Luis Suarez, Craig Dawson and Ismaila Sarr all attracting interest. 

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