From England: Milan and Man Utd battling to land 21-year-old Ligue 1 midfielder – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have been joined by Manchester United in the race to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, according to a report.

Calciomercato.com reported yesterday that Milan will be looking for an opportunity to strengthen their midfield, which has become a priority. There are many ideas in terms of players who could help do this, and Soumaré of Lille is still in the sights.

He is the number one target at the moment, as he is still young but already with a good experience behind him in Ligue 1. Milan want a loan with option to buy, relying on the player’s desire to try a new experience at a prestigious club like the Rossoneri.

However, The Sun are reporting that the Rossoneri are not alone in their pursuit of the Frenchman as Manchester United are now also in the running. 

It is related to the increasingly probable farewell of Paul Pogba, who is intending to leave England by the summer. However, the paper claims that neither Milan or United stand much chance of landing Soumare this month as Lille are joint-top of Ligue 1 and want to keep their promising young players.

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