The 21-year-old Lille defensive midfielder has been on the radar of several clubs over the last season or two and has been regularly linked with a move to England.


Newcastle had a bid accepted in January last year, but Soumare refused to move to Tyneside and decided to stay at Lille.



The Magpies are still claimed to be monitoring the midfielder even though Steve Bruce is not convinced about signing him.


Soumare has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, but that move is not likely to happen in the ongoing window.



Manchester United are believed to be in the market for a defensive midfielder, and Soumare has indeed been on the radar of their scouts.


But they do not have any plans to make a move for the Lille star in the ongoing transfer window.



Manchester United have completed the capture of the 18-year-old winger Amad Diallo from Atalanta this month.


But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has tempered expectations of any more new additions in the ongoing transfer window.