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Arsenal ‘to continue Lille raid with midfielder Boubakary Soumare on Mikel Arteta’s radar’

Arsenal to continue Lille raid with midfielder Boubakary Soumare on Mikel Arteta’s radar following Gabriel Magalhaes swoop… but Manchester United are also keen on 21-year-old Frenchman

  • Arsenal are keen on signing Lille’s Boubakary Soumare this summer, say reports
  • The 21-year-old midfielder has also caught the eye of rivals Manchester United
  • The Gunners are set to complete a deal for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes
  • Gabriel chose the Gunners over United’s interest – Soumare could do the same

Arsenal are interested in signing young Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare this summer, according to reports. 

The Gunners have raided Lille’s promising talent pool of young players over the past 12 months, with the north Londoners set to finalise a £22million deal for defender Gabriel Magalhaes after breaking the bank for £72million man Nicolas Pepe last summer.

Head coach Mikel Arteta is keen on bolstering his midfield this summer, with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey also strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium. 

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