Ligue 1 midfield maestro emerged as top transfer target for Liverpool

Manchester United are reportedly frountrunners to secure services of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

The 21-year-old has been rumoured with a move away from his French team over the last 12 months, with the Red Devils, AC Milan and Liverpool all believed to be interested in his services.

Soumare has been a vital player for Lille for the last two seasons, this term he has played 21 games for French outfits, however, the rumours surrounding his future continues to gather pace.

According to Italian journalist Vito Angele, the Red Devils are leading the race to secure the services of the Frenchman, potentially at the end of the current campaign.

“He is an important player but I don’t think he will be coming to Serie A,” Angele told The Italian Football Podcast.

“Man Utd are working on him and they are the favourites to sign him right now. Lille are also asking a high price for him which is too much for Milan.”

Soumare’s existing contract at Stade Pierre-Mauroy is set to expire in June 2022 and French outfits are believed to value their star player at €32m.