Liverpool in talks for Lille’s Boubakary Soumare

Liverpool have been in talks to sign with Lille OSC 21-year-old France Under-21 midfielder Boubakary Soumare in the summer.

According to multiple reports, Liverpool have been in negotiations with Lille for Boubakary Soumare quite some time, reports have claimed.

The midfielder was the subject of strong interest from Manchester United, Chelsea, Wolves and Newcastle during the January transfer window with the Reds now looking favourites for the defensive midfielder.

Steve Bruce had dmitted Newcastle had sealed a deal but collapsed in January with the midfielder refusing to join the Magpies for a record fee.

“We had a bid accepted that would have nearly got us to our record transfer eight days ago, but the player wanted to stay where he was,” said Bruce.

“We were active – we were really, really active and it didn’t quite happen. We’ll just have to wait and see what we can do in the summer.

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