Leicester are said to be preparing a £ 35million offer to sign Boubakary Soumare as the Foxes look to beat competition from a multitude of clubs for the Lille midfielder.
Soumare has garnered considerable interest from the Premier League in recent years, with Leicester having watched the 22-year-old for the past two seasons as Tottenham, Manchester United, West Ham and Newcastle all previously linked.
The France Under-21 international has played for Ligue 1 this season, with Lille currently leading Paris Saint-Germain in the one-point title race with just three campaign games to go.
Soumare signed for Lille as a teenager after failing to break through at PSG, before establishing himself as one of the division’s most talented young players to gain overseas interest.
The sun report that Leicester are now lining up a £ 35million offer to reward him on the French side, as the Foxes hierarchy prepare to back manager Brendan Rodgers amid rumors of interest in his services from Spurs.
Rodgers improved Leicester once again after narrowly missing out on a top four spot last season, with the club currently third in the Premier League and well on their way to securing Champions League football.
This achievement will see additional funds given to Rodgers to restructure and strengthen his squad, with the arrival of Soumare potentially adding to an exciting midfielder contingent including Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison.
Leicester are keen to strike a deal for the midfielder who has already made more than 100 appearances for Lille, while the Foxes are also reportedly interested in signing a new forward with Celtic Odsonne Edouard and Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham linked.
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