MANCHESTER UNITED scouts make final trip to France for Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea target


MANCHESTER UNITED scouts are set to make one final trip to France to look at Lille midfielder and Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea target Boubakary Soumare before deciding whether to make a bid.

United’s midfield has been criticised in recent seasons and Solskjaer is keen to bolster that with the potential signing of Soumare.

Soumare has made 17 appearances in Ligue 1 so far this season and has played in all six of Lille’s Champions League group stage games.

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But reports in L’Equipe suggest Lille have already received six offers for the young Frenchman as the battle hots up for his signature.

Soumare was targeted by Wolves last summer but the Midlands club saw a £34million offer knocked back.

Lille value the midfielder at around £50million and at the age of 20, he fits the criteria for United as they look to avoid signing players approaching 30.

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