Leeds eye move to sign Leicester City target Boubakary Soumare |

Leeds have reportedly joined the race for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare but Leicester City are hopeful of signing the youngster.

According to reports from The Guardian, the France U21 midfielder valued at around €35m (£30.3m) but has only one year left on his contract at Lille.

The Foxes are hoping to sign him for a cut-price fee, and they have already made contact to sign him. They are third in the Premier League and are on course to qualify for the Champions League.

However, it seems Leeds have joined the race as well, with Football Insider claiming the Whites have earmarked Soumare as a potential target.

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Phil Hay claimed earlier this month that Victor Orta has been checking on midfielders as Leeds are looking at cover and competition for Kalvin Phillips.

Leeds have done well this season but they have struggled in the absence of the England midfielder who has been simply sensational in the defensive midfield role under Marcelo Bielsa.

The Whites boss has used Pascal Struijk in Phillip’s position, but he is more comfortable playing as a centre-back. Leeds youngster Jamie Shackleton can fill his role as well, although he is more effective playing as a box to box midfielder.

Soumare would be a superb signing for the Whites. He is a quality player who would bring a different dimension to the midfield but it seems the Foxes are leading the chase for his signature.

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