As far as Watford are concerned, Pape Gueye is set to join them after his contract with Le Harve expires at the end of this month. He has signed a five-year deal at Vicarage Road.

The 21-year-old had earlier expressed his unhappiness about the move and had stressed he will not be joining the Premier League club this summer, despite signing a five-year contract.

Two days ago, Footmercato reported the major reason behind the Frenchman’s frustration is the ‘tiny salary’ offered by Nigel Pearson’s side.

It is believed to be around €30,000 per month and the report also suggested the English club are looking for around €5m to cut ties with the defensive midfielder.

According to Le Phocéen, Marseille are trying to negotiate directly with the English club to sign the player, mainly to avoid any issues [by dragging the matter to FIFA or CAS] in the future.

These claims have also been relayed by journalist Manu Lonjon, who reported André Villas-Boas’ side ‘directly contacted Watford’ to find out their plans for Gueye.

Lonjon also stressed the Ligue 1 club are willing to offer around €3m to Watford.