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Lille very open to selling Boubakary Soumaré this month

Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport tonight provided an update on the future of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumaré.

He claims that Lille are very open to selling the French youth international this month, reiterating his reporting from last summer that Wolves made a bid worth more than €40m back then.

Now, in January, he claims that Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are all interested in doing a deal.

Eurosport add Tottenham Hotspur on that list as a club that wants to acquire the player this month.

The player will have to make a decision as the interest is high and the oral offers are around €50m. Soumaré wants to stay at Lille until the end of the season, unless he is forced to leave the club, which could occur at the board’s say so.

LOSC want a decision on this quickly, because it informs their transfer policy for the rest of the midfield, notably for Brazilian midfielder Thiago Maia, who has an offer from Flamengo and a Turkish club.

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