Leicester 'agree £20m Boubakary Soumare transfer agreement with Lille as Rodgers faces battle to keep Youri Tielemans'

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.


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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