We are set to go head-to-head with Arsenal and Chelsea for Lille’s highly sought after Moroccan star, Sofiane Boufal.
That’s according to the Guardian’s Deputy Sports Editor, Ed Aarons, who revealed the scoop on Twitter:
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) June 28, 2016
The Daily Express also covered the story, claiming that the two London clubs had now overtaken us in the race to land his signature.
The 22-year-old was in dazzling form for the French side throughout last season, as he bagged eleven goals on the way to a fifth-place finish in Ligue Un.
The Express article claims we’d identified the youngster as a viable alternative to Mario Gotze, and it will be a major blow for Klopp if we ultimately miss out.
Boufal is most comfortable in attacking midfield, put can also play up front.