LEICESTER have reportedly agreed a deal for French title winner Boubakary Soumare – as they face the prospect of losing midfield star Youri Tielemans.
Belgium international Tielemans won the FA Cup for Brendan Rodgers' side with a world-class finish in their 1-0 final win over Chelsea.
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The 24-year-old has been voted the Foxes' player of the season and SunSport recently revealed he is set for talks over a new contract.
But reports in Belgium claim Liverpool have targeted former Anderlecht and Monaco ace Tielemans to replace Gini Wijnaldum.
The Holland midfielder, 30, is leaving Anfield on a free transfer this summer with Barcelona a possible destination.
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also credited with an interest in signing £50million-rated Tielemans.
Leicester have now secured an ideal replacement if the Belgian quits the King Power Stadium – by tying up a £20m deal for French ace Soumare.
The 22-year-old has shone this season to inspire Lille to a shock Ligue 1 title triumph.
He was a target for Newcastle 18 months ago, but opted to stay put.
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Soumare has now been convinced by his France Under-21 teammate, Leicester defender Wesley Fofana, to join the Foxes.
Well-informed broadcaster RMC claims the Paris-born midfielder will pen a five-year contract with the FA Cup winners.
Soumare's mentor, Lille coach Christophe Galtier, announced he was quitting the northern French club earlier this week.
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