Newcastle had £35m Soumare bid accepted but Lille star turned them down

first_imgThe biggest deals from the Premier League January transfer window “We couldn’t get it over the line and that was a big disappointment.”Soumaré was in the middle of a transfer tug-of-war between Premier League rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham before Newcastle got involved.And according to L’Equipe, Tottenham have swooped in and made the first move by launching an official bid for the Frenchman.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himJose Mourinho’s assistant coach Joao Sacramento previously working with Soumare when he was a coach at Lille.Soumare, who played against Chelsea in the Blues 2-1 win over Lille in the Champions League knockout stages, is a box-to-box midfielder.He is more of a defensive presence and prides himself on his ball recovery and general distribution. NEWCASTLE failed in a £35million move for Boubakary Soumaré after the Lille midfielder turned them down.Steve Bruce revealed they were close to smashing their transfer record but was left disappointed after their “number one” target rejected the move.1 Boubakary Soumaré has turned down Newcastle after the Toon had a £35m bid acceptedCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Toon Army’s current record is the £40m they splashed out on Brazilian striker Joelinton in the summer.Soumare, 20, came through the PSG academy and has been at Lille since 2017.Bruce said: “We had a bid accepted that would have been near enough a club record but the player didn’t want to come.”We got past the club but unfortunately the player wanted to stay where he was.last_img read more