Boubakary Soumare transfer pushed by Lille as Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea circle

Lille are prepared to sell highly-rated midfielder Boubakary Soumare in the January transfer window, alerting a number of interested Premier League clubs.

Soumare, 20, has become a key player for the French outfit since emerging from their youth setup and bursting onto the scene in the 2017/18 campaign.

The Frenchman, who operates as a defensive midfielder, has made 49 appearances in Ligue 1, while also featuring six times in the Champions League.

According to RMC Sport , Arsenal , Manchester United and Chelsea are among the sides keen to prise Soumare away from the Stade Pierre Mauroy this month.

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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are also said to be eyeing up a move for the youngster, while Eurosport have thrown Tottenham’s name into the hat.

And fortunately for those clubs, Lille are ready to cash in on Soumare before the end of the month.

It is believed Wolves saw a bid of £34m rejected for him back in the summer, meaning potential suitors will need to fork out considerably more.

Wolves reportedly saw a £34m bid rejected for Soumare in the summer
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Soumare wants to stay at Lille until the end of the season, but he could be forced into making a decision on his future if the club accept an offer.

Lille are keen to resolve the player’s future quickly, however, to inform other midfielders about their transfer policy – such as Thiago Maia, who has an offer on the table from Flamengo and an unnamed Turkish side.

Now the likes of United are interested, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in desperate need of a new central midfielder
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