Man Utd joined by Leicester in Boubakary Soumare transfer race with just 18 months left on Lille contract

LEICESTER CITY have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race for Boubakary Soumare.

The Lille midfielder has just 18 months left on his contract and is one of France’s brightest talents.

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Soumare, 21, has been linked with a host of clubs during the last 12 months[/caption]

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Foxes are interested in Soumare and many clubs have inquired about his availability.

One of those may be AC Milan, who were linked with him last month.

Leicester’s reported interest in the 21-year-old may frustrate United, who have been linked with him for more than a year.

The Red Devils were said to have scouted the youngster in January 2020 with a view to a move that window.

Soumare rejected a £35million move to Newcastle in the same window, with reports suggesting he was holding out for a move to United or Liverpool.

He remained at Lille and has continued to impress, making 23 appearances in all competitions this season.


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The midfielder is yet to make his senior international debut for France but has represented them at every age group level between U16 and U21.

But he could finally be on the move this summer as Lille may want to cash in on him before his contract expires.

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Soumare is not the only youngster linked with a move to United, with Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga also said to be on their radar.

And Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland continues to be rumoured with the Premier League side.


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