Last week, multiple reports coming out of France suggested Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Boubakary Soumaré.

Monday’s edition of L’Equipe explains the Ligue 1 side, who were considering selling the midfielder after this season, are now ready to sanction his sale in January.

Renato Sanches’ emergence has convinced the French club to allow Soumaré to leave in the winter market and the latter is ready to try his luck abroad, if an opportunity is made available.

Lille will need a fee between €50-60m (including bonuses) to give green light for Soumaré’s sale.

Apart from Tottenham, Valencia, Real Madrid and Napoli are chasing the 20-year-old. However, England remains his  ‘preferred destination’ and this could come as an advantage for the north London side.

Last month, Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos left Lille to join José Mourinho’s backroom staff. 

The French newspaper adds the former Chelsea manager and his staff are ‘waiting’ for Soumaré at Tottenham.

It remains to be seen if the Premier League side are ready to meet Lille’s demands for the transfer.