According to L’Équipe AS Monaco have been priced-out in a deal for Leicester City midfielder Boubakary Soumaré after the Monagasques’ management deemed a €20m price-tag to be too high for the player – as the side are still searching for a replacement for Aurélien Tchouameni, who joined Real Madrid for a €100m fee earlier this transfer window.
Monaco submitted a €15m bid for the Leicester City midfielder – but the Premier League side were holding out for a €20m fee for Soumaré. The principality side were initially pushing for a loan deal, but the option was ruled out by Leicester.
Having edged slowly into Brendan Rodger’s starting eleven at Leicester in the Premier League at the start of last season, the midfielder has quite rapidly dropped out of the Foxes’ side – playing only two matches in the last 17. In total, Soumaré played 19 times in the Premier League, and made 14 appearances in the Europa League – scoring one goal in each competition.
The former Paris Saint-Germain youth prospect was part of Lille’s Ligue 1 winning side in 2020/2021 – and has only sent one year away from France after moving to Leicester for €17m.