Liverpool handed massive boost in their pursuit for Premier League midfield duo

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have been handed a potential transfer boost by the news that Watford could be forced to sell star player this summer.

English club are in financial difficulties, and need could be forced to raise cash by selling in-form duo Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Hornets made a £4m profit according to club accounts for the 2016-17 season. However, they may still have to sell highly-rated duo.

Doucoure recently revealed that he dreams of playing for Liverpool and the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp could sign him in order to replace Emre Can.

Liverpool preparing to fight on four fronts again next season, Klopp will need to strengthen his midfield area.

However, with Man Utd and Arsenal are also reportedly monitoring the situation and could compete with Liverpool to sign 25-year-old Frenchman.

Doucoure was a £6m bargain from French club Rennes, while Richarlison has joined the Hornets in a £11.2m deal from Fluminense.

Watford are demanding at least £40m for Doucoure which would represent a huge profit over two years and they are considering to sell Richarlison in the region of the same fee.

Club executive chairman Scott Duxbury said: “As in the previous year, the financial performance of the club is reflective of its progression in the Premier League.

“Turnover continues to grow significantly, as do the increased running costs associated with running a successful business within the Premier League.”