Leicester have shed their stepping stone tag but must now make that final step themselves. Everything is in place.
Midfielder Boubakary Soumare helped Lille win the French title last season.
The Reds are set to lose Georginio Wijnaldum at the end of June when his contract expires.
Bayern Munich continue their mission of hoovering up all the Bundesliga's best talent.
Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers have expressed an interest in signing Boubakary Soumare.
Jurgen Klopp loves Robert Lewandowski. Liverpool need a striker. And he could leave Bayern Munich in due course.
Leicester City are "leading the race" to sign Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumaré.
Talented Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare is the subject of interest from Leeds and Newcastle.
Chelsea refused a swap request from Inter, while Frank Lampard is lining up an alternative to Declan Rice...
Liverpool could probably do with a new midfielder. How about two, from Ligue Un, for £80.4m?
Manchester United and Chelsea were heavily linked with a move for the France international.
Arsenal almost relieved themselves of Mesut Ozil, while Boubakary Soumare has grander plans than Newcastle...
Emery claims Ozil is 'unpredictable' and struggled with the 'physical demand of the Premier League'.
"We had a bid accepted that would have nearly got us to our record transfer eight days ago."
Man Utd are desperate for midfield reinforcements in January.
United are now reportedly at the 'front of the queue' for Soumare and could bid for him 'as early as this week'.
Ligue 1 side Lille will reportedly be looking for a fee of between €50-60m for the Frenchman.
Jose Mourinho is said to be a great admirer of Boubakary Soumare.