Leicester City ‘hope to beat Europe’s elite to the signing of Boubakary Soumare
Leicester City hope to beat Europe’s elite to the signing of £30m-rated Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare this summer amid interest from the two Manchester clubs and AC Milan
Leicester City are looking to beat several top European clubs to the signing of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare this summer, according to reports.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been an ever-present for the French side that currently leads the Ligue 1 table by three points ahead of Lyon and PSG.
Soumare has also played in every Europa League game for Lille this season and is expected to play in Thursday’s last-32 second-leg against Ajax, which the French side trail 2-1.
And according to The Guardian, the Foxes are hoping to get a cut-price deal for the Lille star as his contract at the Ligue 1 side ends in just over a year’s time.
Rodgers’ Leicester are also nine points ahead of Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton in sixth and seventh place respectively, though the latter have a game in hand over everyone else in the top six.
Soumare joined Lille on a free transfer in 2017 after leaving the PSG academy, where he had come through the youth ranks