Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are set to fight it out to land Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Hornets are keen to keep hold of the uncapped Frenchman, but they may see their hands tied as his contract only has one more season to run.
The twenty-five year old moved to Vicarage Lane back in 2016 for a fee of £8m and has developed as a player at the Premier League, with his finest form being shown so far this season.
And that has been noticed by visiting scouts from both Liverpool and Spurs as plans are being put in place for the transfer market ahead of the season end.
The Daily Mail are claiming that Doucoure could be available for around £20m this Summer and that could represent something of a bargain in the current financial climate.
That same article claims that Spurs boss Mauricio Pocettino was impressed with what he saw from Doucoure on Monday night as Watford tore apart Chelsea 4-1.
Doucoure is forging a reputation as a powerful midfield goalscorer with seven strikes, one of which was against Liverpool in the season opening 3-3 draw, to his name so far this season, along with a pair of assists for the Hertfordshire based club.
Liverpool are looking at the possibility of losing Germany international Emre Can to Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season and manager Jurgen Klopp could decide to try and add Doucoure to his squad.
The likely price tag and his physical presence could seal the deal for the boss.