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Angers to land Sofiane Boufal from Southampton

L’Équipe and Foot Mercato report that Angers are poised to land Moroccan international Sofiane Boufal from Southampton in the final hours of this window.

It is a big deal for Le SCO, who are going to see the return of the 27-year-old, who first flourished under their roof.

Boufal has been convinced by Stéphane Moulin to make the move – this, despite the fact that Olympiakos and Real Betis have shown interest, and the forward has received very lucrative proposals from Chinese and Saudi Arabian outfits.

Angers have offered him a long-term contract, which he accepted last night. Besiktas were ready to outbid the French club in the last minute, but the Ligue 1 club have agreed a fee with the Saints.

Barring a major u-turn, Boufal is expected to become an Angers player in the coming 36 hours.

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