TMW: Milan in talks over loan with obligation deal for €25m Lille midfielder – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan still hold an interest in signing Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare and talks are on over a loan with obligation deal, it is claimed.

Milan have repeatedly said they are ready to take advantage of the right opportunity should it arise, and Soumare’s situation is an interesting one. His renewal has not arrived yet and his current deal expires in June 2022, meaning that Lille could be forced to sell for €25million.

Pioli in the summer requested four midfielders of starter quality and Rade Krunic is the fourth choice at the moment, but the Bosnian does not seem to be a viable option there.

In his latest editorial for TMW, Enzo Bucchioni reports that sources in France have informed him that Boubakary Soumarè of Lille is still a target.

The 21-year-old – who came through the youth academy at PSG – is a player that Paolo Maldini likes enough for Milan to open talks, and they are negotiating on the basis of a loan with obligation to buy set at €25m.

Lille started their requests at €25m (market value), but the close expiry of the contract still suggests a deal can be done a bit cheaper.


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