Purchased from Lille last summer for a fee of £18m, Boubakary Soumaré wasn’t used as often as expected by Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City.

He only made 12 starts in the Premier League, and barely featured in the Conference League, leaving many to wonder what his future might hold.

This means his situation at Leicester has caught the attention of a few clubs who will rate him from his time in France, namely Atalanta and AS Monaco.

This comes from Media Foot in France, who claim as an exclusive that the principality club are ‘attentively watching’ the Frenchman, as their manager, Philippe Clément, ‘would like a reinforcement in the middle of the park’.

The Leicester player ‘seems to tick all the boxes’ the manager wants, but it ‘remains to be seen if Leicester would accept to loan their player for a season’.

With a contract at King Power Stadium until 2026, there is very little chance of a full transfer taking place.

As for Atalanta, they are ‘prospecting a bit everywhere in Europe’, and Soumaré has ended up on their shortlist, along a few other names.

At this point, it seems Monaco are the ones a bit further ahead, and it’s probably the move that would make the most sense for the player himself, having previously excelled in Ligue 1.