Vicarage Road side chase White Hart Lane duo.
Newly promoted Watford have set their sights on Tottenham midfield duo Paulinho and Etienne Capoue according to the Daily Mirror.
The Hornets secured a return to the English top flight and have already started their summer spending as news boss Quique Flores looks to improve his chances of keeping the Hertfordshire outfit in the Premier League.
Watford are close to sealing a club record signing of Genoa winger Diego Perotti and the club’s owners are ready to dig deep on other additions to boot.
Tottenham paid £17 million to bring Paulinho in from Corinthians two years ago, and although his debut campaign was a fairly promising one, he found himself out of Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team plans last term during which he made just three Premier League starts..
French international Capoue featured more prominently under Pochettino but was still behind Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason in the Tottenham pecking order and of the two players targeted by Watford it is the capture of the former Toulouse man who is apparently closest to joining the Vicarage Road side.