Arsenal are reportedly in the running for the signing of midfielder Boubakary Soumare as they continue their raid on Lille’s talented players this summer.
After bringing in record signing Nicolas Pepe from the Ligue 1 club last summer, the Gunners are now set to complete a deal for £27 million centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes.
Mikel Arteta is also keen on adding some steel to his midfield, a position that has been in need of strengthening for years.
Thomas Partey is believed to be the Spaniard’s first choice, but Atletico Madrid remain firm in their stance that they will accept no less than his £45 million release clause to let him go.
Foot Mercato claim that Arsenal are in the race for Soumare this summer after keeping a close eye on the movements of the midfielder.
The 21-year-old starred in holding midfield for Lille as they secured a top-four finish and Champions League football for next season.