Manchester United are reportedly ready to enter the race to sign Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer.

The French midfielder has been the subject of mounting speculation on his future after enjoying a standout campaign at the heart of Watford’s midfield.

His seven goals make him the club’s top scorer this term and the 25-year-old has already gone public to reveal Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are interested in signing him.

Reports in various national news outlets claim the Old Trafford club have now joined their fellow Premier League powerhouses in pursuing Doucoure.

United are eager to add reinforcements in midfield with Michael Carrick set to join the club’s coaching staff at the end of the season and Marouane Fellaini stalling on a new contract.

They are said to have sent scouts to watch Doucoure in recent weeks ahead of making a potential £40 million move for the Hornets’ star man.

Watford have moved to tie Doucoure to a new deal, with the player telling the Watford Observer his agent had been approached over improved terms in January.

The offer would make Doucoure, who is contracted until 2020, one of the club’s best paid players and the Vicarage Road outfit is prepared to pay him up to £70,000-a-week.

That sum is far lower than what he would be likely to earn with a move to Manchester which is likely to come with the added lure of Champions League football.

Doucoure himself is clearly open to a move and is ready to look at his options when the transfer window opens in the summer.