Surprising everyone by having a decent campaign in 2016/17 after scraping survival the previous year, Toulouse are intent on building on last year by making moves in the transfer market.

Already picking up Yaya Sanogo on a free from Arsenal, Corentin Jean from Monaco and Steven Fortes from Le Havre, the Ligue 1 side are looking to strengthen their midfield, and someone at Watford has caught their eye.

According to La Dépêche Du Midi in France, Abdoulaye Doucouré is the man Pascal Dupraz is looking at, with Toulouse ‘open to the idea of a loan’ for the 24-year-old.

Capable of playing pretty much anywhere in midfielder, Doucouré would certainly be a great signing for Toulouse, for whom a loan with a potential option to buy would be an ideal situation, with the player ticking ‘all their boxes’.

Despite this interest, it remains to be seen if Marco Silva will want the former France U21 midfielder to leave Vicarage Road this summer after he managed to make his way into Walter Mazzarri’s side towards the back end of last season.

This seems unlikely, also because of the wages Doucouré is likely to be on and Toulouse’s rather limited finances, but, if Watford don’t want him and are happy to pay a chunk of the salary, it’s certainly a possibility.