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Watford chasing Rennes, Senegal star Sarr

Algeria v Senegal -  Final of 2019 African Cup of Nations

Ismaila Sarr of Senegal during the Final of 2019 African Cup of Nations match between Algeria and Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on July 19, 2019. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Watford may capture one of the rising stars of the game.

Ismaila Sarr would cost the Hornets a club transfer record fee, and Sky Sports says that Watford and Rennes are about $10 million apart.

The Ligue 1 side reportedly wants $34 million for the Senegal national team right wing.

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Sarr, 21, scored a goal and an assist in Senegal’s run to the Africa Cup of Nations final, playing opposite Sadio Mane of Liverpool.

He posted 13 goals with 14 assists last season between Ligue 1, the French Cup, and the Europa League. He was the lone Rennes player to score against Arsenal in the UEL Round of 16.

Watford has held onto Abdoulaye Doucoure and Dodi Lukebakio this offseason. Lukebakio is also a 21-year-old right wing, and had a sensational loan season with Fortuna Dusseldorf in 2019-20.

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