Mourinho keen on hijacking Chelsea transfer target as Tottenham launch official bid

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According to reports in France, Tottenham Hotspur have submitted a bid for Chelsea transfer target Boubakary Soumare.

L’Equipe claim Tottenham Hotspur hold a slight advantage in the race for the 20 year old midfielder considering Jose Mourinho’s assistant, Joao Sacramento, worked with him when he was a coach at Lille.

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Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Valencia and Manchester United are also interested in the Lille midfielder.

Soumare recently admitted that he wanted to leave Lille but not this season.

“Yes, of course,” he told L’Equipe when asked if he wants to go. “I have already discussed with the coach.

“I told him very clearly. I have a very clear idea of ​​where I want to go in my career. I want to do a full season here, yes.

“I feel good, my team-mates are helping me. I know where I am today and that suits me.

“It is not time to leave – I don’t want to leave with regrets.”

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