Report: Watford join Premier League rivals West Ham in expressing interest in Roma's Seydou Doumbia

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Watford, West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Seydou Doumbia.

According to a report in the Daily Star, Watford have joined the race to sign AS Roma’s Seydou Doumbia.

The Ivorian international striker is currently on loan at CSKA Moscow, where 11 goals in 13 appearances in all competitions this season have attracted plenty of interest.

According to Gianluca di Marzio, West Bromwich Albion were in talks with Doumbia last summer while West Ham United are also said to be tracking the player, according to the report in the Daily Star.

His stock appears to be rising among Premier League teams and despite a rather blunt spell at Roma in the first half of 2015, his overall career goal scoring record is excellent.

The Daily Star claim Watford are the latest team to show an interest and owing to their excellent scouting network provided by the Pozzo family, Doumbia being on their wish-list is no real surprise.

The Hornets have made a successful transition to the Premier League after winning promotion from the Championship last term, picking up 16 points from their opening 12 matches.

Quique Sanchez Flores' side don’t concede too many, and this will help them beat the drop, yet they don’t score many either and further firepower up top will be welcomed at Vicarage Road.

Doumbia could be the perfect foil for the likes of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo and with money not really much of an issue at Watford, the striker certainly represents a realistic option.

The report goes on to say that Roma are ready to cash in on him, a factor which could prompt a scramble for his signature if both the Hammers and the Baggies also remain keen.

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