Watford and OGC Nice have emerged as contenders for Reims’ Hassane Kamara, according to France Football.

The left-back has made 28 appearances in all competitions for the Ligue 1 side and has two goals to his name this season.

It’s claimed that Patrick Vieira’s side wanted to take Olympiacos defender Konstantinos Tsimikas, but the track leading to him has ‘cooled down considerably’.

Therefore, Nice have turned their attention towards the 26-year-old and the report adds they have already found an agreement with the player on salary.

With a contract at Reims until 2021, Nice are willing to pay €2-3m for Kamara. However, any approach from the French club will see them face competition from the Hornets.

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Watford were interested in the Frenchman in the winter market, but it’s not clear why a deal couldn’t be concluded.

They have maintained their interest and France Football now state Nigel Pearson’s side ‘also tackled the issue’ of signing the fullback with an offer of around €3m.

The Premier League club and Nice are ‘fighting’ to acquire the services of Kamara, and it remains to be seen which club will be successful in landing him this summer.