Abdoulaye Doucoure reveals Watford exit plans amid Paris Saint-Germain interest

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Watford FC at Turf Moor on August 19, 2018 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Image: Abdoulaye Doucoure says PSG are interested in signing him from Watford

Abdoulaye Doucoure has revealed he is planning to leave Watford, and says there is interest from French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who has been with Watford for three years, says he has informed the club of his desire to move on.

As well as considering a move to Paris, Doucoure says he could join a club in Italy, or even another Premier League side.

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He told French television station Canal Plus: "I think I am going to leave Watford. The club know my ambitions and want to help me get to the next level.

"I'm flattered by the interest of PSG but for the moment there's nothing concrete. I will focus on my performance for my club. I've not had contact with PSG and they've not contacted Watford.

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"My goal is to play well for Watford and then maybe join a Champions League team.

"This winter we'll study all possibilities on offer. The most important thing for me is to continue to progress and with my performances.

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"Staying in England is a possibility and the Italian league is becoming more interesting. There are clubs who have returned to show interest in me again.

"The first criteria for me is that the club plays in the Champions League."

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