Report: Watford agree fee for Brice Djedje

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Reports in France suggest Djedje is poised to become Watford's fifth signing of the summer.

Brice Djedje 1Djedje is reportedly poised to join Watford

Marseille's Brice Dja Djedje has reportedly moved a step closer to joining Watford, with French newspaper L'Equipe reporting that the two clubs have agreed a fee.

The Ivorian has been an important player at the Stade Velodrome since joining from Evian in January 2014, making 63 appearances for the club.

Brice Djedje 2Djedje has been an important player for Marseille since his arrival in 2014

However, the arrival of Japanese international Sakai on a free transfer earlier in the window, combined with the temptation of a move to the Premier League, means he now looks likely to become Hornets boss Walter Mazzarri's fifth summer signing.

Reports in France claim Watford have now had a bid of around €4million accepted by the Ligue 1 club.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesMazzarri is looking to strengthen his side ahead of the new season

The 25-year-old is understood to be interested in making the move to the Premier League, although personal terms have not yet been finalised.

If he completes his move to Vicarage Road, he will follow Jerome Sinclair, Isaac Success, Christian Kabasele and Juan Camilo Zuniga in arriving at the club.

Brice Djedje 3Djedje could become the club's fifth signing of the summer

According to The Guardian, preparations for the season ahead are already in full swing, with Mazzarri insisting his players stay in a hotel throughout July in a bid to ensure they can gel together.

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