Report: Everton’s offer for Abdoulaye Doucoure turned down by Watford

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace clashes with Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on April 21, 2018 in Watford,...

Everton reportedly want to sign Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford in the summer transfer window.

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford chases Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United  during the Premier League match between Watford and Newcastle United at Vicarage Road on May 5, 2018 in Watford,...

Everton have had an offer for Abdoulaye Doucoure turned down by Premier League rivals Watford, according to RMC Sport (14:31pm, Thursday, July 12, 2018).

It has been reported that Everton made an offer of €25 million (£22.1m) plus €5m (£4.42m) in bonuses for the 25-year-old midfielder.

Watford, though, have turned down the bid from the Merseyside outfit, according to the report.

Quality footballer

Current Everton manager Marco Silva worked with the former France Under-21 international when he was in charge of Watford from the summer of 2017 until January 21, 2018.

Doucoure has proved himself in the Premier League, and the Watford midfielder would be a good signing for Everton in the summer transfer window.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace goes to ground after a challenge from Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on...

However, it may not be easy for the Toffees to convince the Hornets to sell them the former Rennes midfielder in the summer transfer window.

Doucoure - who earns £20,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - made 37 appearances in the Premier League for Watford last season, scoring seven goals and providing three assists in the process.

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford is challenged by James McArthur of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on April 21, 2018 in...

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