Boubakary Soumare will sign for Manchester United or Chelsea … with Arsenal, Real Madrid and Valencia no longer chasing the Lille midfielder
- Manchester Utd and Chelsea are the pioneers of Boubakary Soumare’s signature
- 20-year-old midfielder Lille impressed this season for the box-to-box role
- Arsenal, Real Madrid and Valencia are believed to have dropped their interest
Boubakary Soumare is reportedly to make a decision about his future before the January transfer window closes, with Manchester United and Chelsea pioneering the signature.
The Lille midfielder has been linked in a move to the Premier League, but Arsenal is no longer in the running while for the La Liga teams also Real Madrid and Valencia have abandoned the match.
United and Chelsea have both been in talks to sign the impressive 20-year-old, but no decision will be made before PSG’s Ligue 1-Lille clash on January 26, according to Sky Sports.
Boubakary Soumare is set to choose between Manchester United and Chelsea
Soumare played six times in the Champions League when Lille crashed into the group stage
Soumare, who played against Chelsea in the Champions League group stage, is a box-to-box midfielder and has been compared to United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The Frenchman, who has not yet reached the limit for the senior national team, has made 25 appearances in all competitions for Lille this season.
He went through the PSG youth system, before moving to Lille in 2017 to reach a place in the first team.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is believed to be wooing the 20-year-old to strengthen his midfield, but interest has reportedly been dropped.
Lille are currently fifth in Ligue 1 and finished at the bottom of the Champions League group with only one point in six games.