Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare is a top target for Manchester United in this January winter transfer window as the Red Devils attempt to boost their squad for the remainder of this season especially in midfield.
The Daily Express claimed that Manchester United have made a final check on the player ahead of a potential transfer this month.
Manchester United scouts were in attendance as his Lille side suffered defeat at the hands of Dijon in the French Ligue 1.
It was the first league game of the year for Lille and Boubakary Soumare was sent off midway into the second half after receiving two yellow cards.
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Lille and Dijon both finished the game with 10 men but it was the hosts who won by a lone goal.
It remains to be seen whether the performance of Boubakary Soumare during that Dijon game would impact on any proposed move for the player rated at £51m via La Voix Du Nord.
Manchester United are targeting the signing of midfielders in this winter window with the club keen to sign at least two midfielders.
Boubakary Soumare is a more defensive-minded midfield option for Manchester United than Bruno Fernandes who is also a top midfield target for the club.