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Sport Monaco make £15m bid for Leicester midfielder Boubakary Soumare

22:31  30 july  2022
22:31  30 july  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Monaco have made a £15million bid for Boubakary Soumare with Leicester seeking to recoup more of the £23million they spent on the out-of-favour midfielder.

Soumare joined Leicester only last summer but – as Sportsmail reported in May – boss Brendan Rodgers is willing to allow him to leave to generate funds to refresh his squad. Leicester are the only Premier League club still to make a signing this summer.

Soumare shone as Lille won the Ligue 1 title in 2020-21 but the midfielder struggled to adapt to life in England, starting only 18 games across last season.

Boubakary Soumare struggled in his first season at Leicester last term under Brendan Rodgers © Provided by Daily Mail Boubakary Soumare struggled in his first season at Leicester last term under Brendan Rodgers Monaco have now made a £15m offer to bring the French midfielder back to Ligue 1 © Provided by Daily Mail Monaco have now made a £15m offer to bring the French midfielder back to Ligue 1

His stock remains high in France, though, where Monaco want to make him the replacement for Aurelien Tchouameni, who joined Real Madrid for £68m earlier in the window.

Leicester reject a £15m bid from Monaco for Boubakary Soumare

  Leicester reject a £15m bid from Monaco for Boubakary Soumare Leicester are the only Premier League club still to make a signing this summer, and Orkun Kokcu of Feyenoord is one of Rodgers primary targets. Soumare joined Leicester only last summer.Soumare joined Leicester only last summer but Brendan Rodgers is willing to allow him to leave to generate funds to refresh his squad.

Along with Soumare, a number of fringe players at Leicester are available this summer but the Foxes have yet to move them on.


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Jannik Vestergaard – another of last summer’s signings – is on that list along with Ayoze Perez, Hamza Choudhury and Caglar Soyuncu.

Leicester are ready to offload a number of players this summer, including Caglar Soyuncu © Provided by Daily Mail Leicester are ready to offload a number of players this summer, including Caglar Soyuncu Rodgers has previously stated that he wants to bring in five or six players this summer © Provided by Daily Mail Rodgers has previously stated that he wants to bring in five or six players this summer

Rodgers said in the spring he was looking for five or six new players. Asked about Leicester’s business last weekend, he said: ‘I want to improve the squad, I want to develop the squad, I said that midway through last year, but if it’s difficult financially, I really respect the club, so I don’t go to war with them.

‘It’s unfortunate. We have to do some work and if we can do that, then hopefully we can affect the squad because if we are going to compete anywhere near where we have been, then we need to be able to do that. If not, then it’s a different expectation.’

Meanwhile, captain Kasper Schmeichel has returned to training this week. The Dane was allowed to miss the club’s pre-season training camp in France after playing for Denmark in the Nations League in June.

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