Leicester are interested in signing Boubacary Soumaré. He’s in the list as potential target for the midfield.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 19, 2021
Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to bolster his options in the middle of the park going forward, and the Frenchman is firmly on his radar.
Leicester are not the only Premier League side that have registered interest in recruiting Soumare’s services.
Newcastle United reportedly had a £32 million bid for his signature rejected last summer, and it remains to be seen whether they will return with another bid this summer.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 10, 2020
The Magpies’ £35 million bid for the midfielder was accepted by Lille in January, but Soumare wasn’t keen on moving to St. James’ Park as he wanted to play European football with his team.
I’m fairly certain the midfielder Newcastle came close to signing was Lille’s Boboukary Soumaré. They had a bid of around £35m accepted, but the player chose not to come. Newcastle & Steve Bruce unwilling to confirm this morning #NUFC #DeadlineDay
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 31, 2020