Boubakary Soumare latest: Lille star ‘ready’ to join Chelsea over Man United, fan theory

Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham are all plotting their January transfer window moves.

One name that has been linked is Boubakary Soumare.

The Lille midfielder has impressed this season, with the Ligue 1 club said to be open to sealing a January deal should they be offered enough money.

So what is the latest on the midfielder’s future?

Will he end up moving to England?

Below, is what we know about Soumare’s links to the aforementioned Premier League clubs.

Mourinho’s interest

Lille chief Gerard Lopez has admitted that Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Boubakary Soumare.

“Soumare? It is true that there are many interested,” Lopez told Canal+. “From Spain, from Italy…

“The interest of Jose Mourinho? I know he likes him very much.

Jose Mourinho celebrates (Image: James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

“This is not the priority – there are five, six clubs that are interested in him.

“Afterwards, he must also be interested in the club, so we will see.”

Soumare is reportedly valued by Lille at around €40million (£33.9million), and they could allow him to leave in January.

Real Madrid eye Soumare

According to Voix du Nord, Real Madrid are making opening moves to try and convince Soumare to make the switch to La Liga.

Boubakary Soumare during Lille’s clash against Chelsea
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Manchester United, Spurs, Napoli, Valencia and Wolves are all said to be tracking his progress, but if Madrid are to enter the race, that could rule a number of those sides out of the running.

However, Soumare is apparently attracted to a move to the Premier League, but if the paper is to be believed, Lille will be hoping for €50m (£42m) to €60m (£51m) to allow the midfielder to leave.

Premier League clubs join race with Lille ‘ready’ to sell

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham will be joined in the race for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare by Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Real Madrid and Valencia are also reportedly…