MX23RW : Saturday, February 22 15:16:30| >> :600:3032796:3032796:

Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare 'favours Chelsea over Manchester United'

Soumare 'favours Chelsea over Man Utd'
© Reuters
Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare allegedly favours a transfer to Chelsea over Manchester United in one of the next two transfer windows.

Chelsea are reportedly ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

After playing an important part in Lille's resurgence over the past 18 months, the 20-year-old has attracted interest from a number of top European clubs.

While several Premier League sides have been linked in the past, it has been suggested that Chelsea and United are the frontrunners for the prospect.

According to Metro, Soumare is currently leaning towards an eventual switch to Stamford Bridge, whether that be in January or the summer.

Remaining at Lille until the end of the season could suit both parties, with the French club attempting to finish in the top three in France's top flight and Chelsea being well stocked for options in central midfield.

Soumare, who has made 24 outings in Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season, is said to be valued at £40m.

body check tags ::

Click here for more stories about Boubakary Soumare

Click here for more stories about Manchester United

Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
Lille's Boubakary Soumare pictured in December 2019
Read Next:
Boubakary Soumare 'to choose between Man Utd, Chelsea'
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.
Read more about Boubakary Soumare Football

rhs 2.0
Premier League
Six Nations
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
Scottish Premiership
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Ukrainian Premier League
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Argentine Primera Division
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Australian A-League
Gallagher Premiership
Super League
2Manchester CityMan City26173667293854
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2711794436840
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd27101072824440
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2788112440-1632
14Crystal Palace27710102332-931
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610113138-728
17Aston Villa2774163451-1725
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2666143045-1524
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!