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.
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