Napoli failed to sign Boubakary Soumare in this transfer window. However, Newcastle United also came to nothing.
The Magpies made an offer accepted by Lille for the 21-year-old footballer in January, but the French international refused to move to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy at that moment. The young player has continued to be Newcastle’s target and the Premier League club have been linked with signing him in the summer window. Newcastle United are not the only side that desperately wantedSoumare, as Napoli also eyed him during the current transfer window.
Napoli approached Lille and offered to sign Soumare on a loan deal with an option to purchase. But Lille have rejected a move for the midfielder, according to reports. The Serie A side need to find a midfielder for their team and negotiations over signing Jordan Veretout are on hold.
It still remains to be seen whether the French club plan another move for Soumare.