Lille boss responds to Chelsea’s Soumare interest

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Chelsea have been linked with Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare, and Blues boss Frank Lampard has in his press conference revealed that the 20-year-old is in his radar but has ruled out a January transfer for the Lille midfielder.

When asked about Chelsea’s interest in Soumare, Lampard said: “I am aware of him, but [he is] not on my radar for this window.”

Meanwhile, Lille boss Christophe Galtier has dismissed any of such rumours about the exit of his player.

The Lille manager was asked if the PSG match might be the midfielder’s final game, but he insisted he knew nothing of any impending transfer.

“I don’t know. About Bouba Soumare, I don’t know,” he said in the pre-match press conference.

“No-one’s told me anything about his situation, maybe it won’t. I don’t know.

“I don’t know. About Bouba Soumare, I don’t know,” he said in the pre-match press conference.

“No-one’s told me anything about his situation, maybe it won’t. I don’t know.

“He wants to play and fight with the other players to win on Sunday. That’s certain.”

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