Tottenham have been linked heavily with a move for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare over the last few weeks with Jose Mourinho said to keen on bringing him to North London in the current transfer window (Jeunes Footeaux).

L’Equipe reported last month that Spurs were one of the leading contenders for Soumare’s signature in January with Lille said to be looking for €60 million to sanction his sale.

Sky Sports now claim that the Ligue 1 club have made the decision to sell him this month and that the 20-year-old could leave the club in the next week to ten days.

The report suggests that there are a whole host of clubs vying for signature with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Valencia all mentioned as potential suitors.

Jose Mourinho’s assistant, João Sacramento would know Soumare very well having worked with him at Lille while both he and Mourinho share a good relationship with the club’s sporting director Luis Campos (The Times).

Spurs Web Opinion

While there is no doubt that Soumare has everything in his game to develop into a top all-round midfielder, I believe he could be too expensive in January given the amount of interest in him. I just cannot see the club shelling out such money on another central midfielder after spending big on Ndombele in the summer.

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