Abdoulaye Doucoure has said he is happy at Watford in an interview with French radio station RMC, despite continuing speculation connecting him to Paris Saint Germain.

The midfielder was asked about the links to PSG, who are reported to have been interested in offering as much as £50m for his services.

However, Doucoure said he has previously been contacted by the Paris club, but that he wants to stay and "evolve" with the Hornets, even though the Parisiens are still a special club for him personally.

He said: "The club of my heart is PSG.

"They already contacted me, but I wanted to move to England at the time.

"Hearing that such clubs are interested in you, it's a pleasure. 

"I think a club like PSG are looking for a lot of players, they have a lot of leads, I'm not the only one.

"I'm happy to evolve at Watford and the club trusts me."

Doucoure spoke of how he feels he is playing at the moment and of how he feels he can improve, before clarifying that, although he would be flattered if PSG made an approach for him, he is happy where he is.

He said: "With my characteristics, it is true that there are not many players with these qualities.

"I have my qualities, I also have my faults to erase. I need to be more technical. My performances are there to be seen.

"If clubs are interested in me, it is of course flattering, but I'm happy with what I'm doing at Watford."

The interview will be seen as a positive by the club, who have ruled out selling Doucoure this January on more than one occasion. 

Speaking ahead of the January transfer window, Hornets Head Coach Javi Gracia said: "There is nothing different. It is the same as last season. At this moment Doucuoure is my player and I think he will stay with me until the end of the season.”