Manchester United have reportedly joined the race for Everton transfer target Boubakary Soumare.
According to ESPN, the Red Devils are now looking at the 20-year-old as a possible replacement for Paul Pogba, whose future at Old Trafford remains unclear.
Soumare has impressed with Lille over in Ligue 1, with his dynamism really catching the eye.
The France U21 international has made 51 appearances for the club and his stock is rising high, with Wolverhampton Wanderers having reportedly bid €40 million/£35 million in the summer (RMC Sport).
Their report also claimed interest from Everton and Juventus, and the Toffees must spring into action with United now apparently in the picture.
TBR’s view – Soumare an exciting future talent
Everton should be on alert with United supposedly keen on Soumare.
The Toffees lost Idrissa Gueye in the summer which has proven a huge blow, but Soumare would bring qualities similar to that of the Senegalese dynamo, and arguably more technical quality.
The energetic starlet has the potential to become a top-class central midfielder, and would be a fine long-term acquisition for Everton with Morgan Schneiderlin and Fabian Delph both turning 30 next month.