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Watford revive interest in signing Younes Kaboul, according to reports

Watford are being heavily linked with another move for Younes Kaboul, the Sunderland defender.

The Hornets agreed a fee with Tottenham Hotspur for his services last summer but they baulked at his wage demands and the player moved to the Stadium of Light instead. The club have made no secret of their desire to add another centre-back to the mix – Bruno Martins Indi, Nicolas Lombaerts and Juan Jesus were all discussed – and L’Equipe and talkSPORT are reporting Kaboul, 30, is now their primary target.

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Kaboul, who is contracted to Sunderland until 2019, has two big mates at Watford in Heurelho Gomes and Etienne Capoue.

“I know Kaboul very well,” Gomes told us in December. “He’s a great man. Before he signed for Sunderland I asked him to come to Watford. He’s a great player and I’m happy for him as he’s playing well at the moment. He just had problems at Tottenham with injuries.”

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Kaboul played the full 90 minutes against Manchester City on Saturday and whether David Moyes will be willing to let him go remains to be seen, especially with kingpin defender Lamine Kone seeking a move. However, Moyes did strengthen his defensive resources last week by signing Paddy McNair and Donald Love from Manchester United.