Real Madrid and Valencia track Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare

Real Madrid and Valencia are among the clubs hopeful of signing Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, according to reports.

The 20-year-old has become a regular in the midfielder of the Ligue 1 side and has impressed in the Champions League this year against the likes of Valencia, Chelsea and Ajax.

El Mundo Deportivo cite French outlet L’Equipe in claiming that the France Under-21 international is in high-demand with La Liga sides circling.

The France Under-21 international helped his side to a commendable second-placed finish in Ligue 1 last time out and has been involved in 23 matches for the side to date this campaign, including starting all six European games.

However, it is said that Lille value the player around the €60m mark and even rejected a €40m approach for his services from English club Wolverhampton Wanderers las summer.

Indeed, the report adds that Napoli, Manchester United or even Tottenham – with Jose Mourinho said to be a big fan of the player – all have eyes on Soumare.

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