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Leicester City ‘in pole position’ to sign €35m French midfielder

Leicester City are in a pole position to sign in-demand France Under-21 international Boubakary Soumare.

The Lille midfielder has been linked with a number of European heavyweights, including both Manchester clubs and AC Milan.

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Leeds United and Newcastle United are also said to be interested.

But the Foxes appear to be best placed to sign Soumare, who is valued at €35m (£30.3m).

According to The Guardian, City are hoping to secure the player for a cut-price fee as he will soon be entering the final year of his contract.

The former Paris Saint-Germain youngster, who was signed by Lille in 2017, has 10 caps for France U21s but is yet to make his senior debut for his country.

The 21-year-old has been almost ever-present this season for Lille, who, like Leicester, progressed from their Europa League group.

Lille lost 2-1 at home to Ajax in the first leg.

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