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Arsenal and Manchester United battle to sign Lille midfielder



Arsenal and Manchester United are supposedly battling to sign midfielder Boubakary Soumare as they continue with their raid on Lille’s outstanding players this summer.

After acquiring record signing Nicolas Pepe from the Ligue 1 club the previous summer, Arsenal are presently set to complete a deal for £27m defender Gabriel Magalhaes.

Mikel Arteta is also enthusiastic about adding some steel to his midfield, a place that has been needing fortifying for quite a long time.

Thomas Partey is accepted to be Arsenal manager’s best option, but Atletico Madrid remain firm in their position that they will acknowledge nothing less than his £45m release clause to release him.

Report guarantee that Arsenal are in the race for Boubakary Soumare this summer after watching out for the developments of the midfielder.

Boubakary Soumare featured in holding midfield for Lille as they qualified for Champions League football for next season.

Newcastle fizzled in their endeavors to bring him to St James’ Park in January, and an entire host of clubs are currently planning to sign the 21-year-old.

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Manchester United also hold an enthusiasm for Boubakary Soumare, but he’s down their list, while AC Milan are also very much interested.

The report expresses that Lille have opened the door for the 21-year-old departure this summer and it’s currently down to interested parties to strike a deal.

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