Champions League chasers and FA Cup finalists Leicester City are on the verge of signing BoubakarySoumare from Lille in the French Ligue 1 according to trusted transfer news journalist Fabrizio Romano. It was reported that Leicester City and Lille are working on a deal worth €23m for the young midfielder.


Soumare has a lot of suitors in the Premier League including Merseyside giants Everton. Apart from Everton, other English teams like Newcastle United and Arsenal also wanted to sign the Lille midfielder.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelottihas been promised a significant amount for him to bolster his squad in the summer’s transfer window and he might need to look elsewhere for midfield reinforcements as it looks like Leicester City will sign Soumare from Lille.

Soumare is a key component of the Lille midfield that has driven the club towards the finishing line as far as the French Ligue 1 title is concerned. Lille are on the verge of winning an unlikely league title at the expense of defending champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG). They have a three-point advantage over the Champions League semifinalists ahead of the final two matches.

Lille will win the league title if they record at least four points from their two games irrespective of whatever happens in the two PSG matches. Lille can wrap the league title up this weekend if they beat Saint Etienne at home and PSG fail to beat Reims at home. If the title race goes to the final day, the two teams are away from home.

Soumare would be a good addition to a Leicester City team still with work to do achieve a stellar season by securing Champion League football in the new season. They also have an FA Cup final to navigate against Chelsea.

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