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Arsenal rival Man United for another Lille

Timothy Aiyeku

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The rivalry between Arsenal and Man United has been advanced from the pitch to the transfer market as they are reportedly battling for the same players.

The first contest for a player has been won by the North London outfit as they have reportedly secured the signature of Brazilian international, Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille, winning the Red devils, Napoli and Everton.

Now, it is reported by Foot Mercato that both teams are in the contest from another Lille player, Boubakary Soumare with the player available for transfer.

However, the North London outfit have been tipped to be ahead of the Red Devils because Man United have not placed Boubakary Soumare as a priority and will not be giving him adequate attention.

The Gunners are reportedly set to part ways with some of their midfielders with Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira being mentioned, the reason why manager Mikel Arteta but bring in a new face to cover in the midfield.

Boubakary Soumare has made 30 appearances for the French Ligue 1 team and has been able to give a good account of himself with his ability to have control of the game with his passes.

He is valued at £22 million and could be a good deal for the Gunners and will be the third player from Lille to Arsenal if he signs to add to the list of Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.