Fofana key as Leicester closing on deal for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare

2 weeks ago

Leicester City are closing on a deal for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.

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Sky Sports says Leicester are close to reaching a deal with Lille for 22-year-old midfielder Soumare, for a fee which could rise to £18m.

Soumare is keen on a move to Leicester, and has been encouraged by his international team mate Wesley Fofana, who moved to King Power Stadium in October.

Lille have delayed talks until now because they didn't want any distraction for the team - they secured the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 10 years at the weekend.

Nevertheless, there are still contractual details to be agreed. It's thought the transfer won't be completed until Soumare has finished his time playing in the U21s Euros - France's opening game of the summer finals is on Monday against the Netherlands.

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