Southampton take the lead in the race for Sofiane Boufal

Southampton have taken the lead in the race for Sofiane Boufal after bettering their €15m offer from yesterday today, according to sources contacted by GFFN.

Ed Aarons of The Guardian and Jim White of Sky Sports also confirm that the Saints appear to be close to a fee agreement with Lille for the Moroccan international.

Claude Puel’s priorities are now clear: Sofiane Boufal is the man that he has identified to fill the Sadio Mane shaped hole left at the club this summer.

A deal remains a challenging task for the Saints to complete however, due to the number of interested parties that have been following Boufal’s situation this summer.

These notably include Chelsea, Tottenham and even Barcelona…

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