Lille central midfielder Boubakary Soumare is one of the most in demand players of the summer, with Manchester United & Newcastle United been some of the clubs said to have an interest.

And now according to Duncan Castles, Liverpool have also expressed their interest, speaking on his Transfer Window podcast Castles states.

“I’m also told that of the many other clubs interested in Soumare, Liverpool are one of those clubs.

“They’ve been watching the player I’m told for two years now and rate him highly, have been in contact with the player’s representatives to do their due diligence.

“Liverpool are probably one of the best clubs in the English transfer market in terms of assessing not just a player’s ability on the field but their qualities as an individual and how they would fit into a squad if they were to sign him.

“No official offer to Lille at this stage I’m told but an interest there and I think he is a player who is an obvious fit to the Premier League and I think he’s one of the players that Lille will look to sell in this window.

“They’re a club that are designed around the transfer market.”

Soumare, 21, is mainly a defensive midfielder and while Liverpool would seem well stacked in that position you can also see why if a player of his ability comes on the market that the Reds would hold an interest.