Top five African transfer rumours to watch this week

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 Source: goal.com

Boubakary Soumare to Manchester United

LOSC Lille enjoyed a massive windfall in 2019 when they sold Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal for £72 million, and they could be set to make another major killing from the sale of midfielder Soumare.

The Franco-Senegalese powerhouse has been earning rave reviews for his performances in Ligue 1—prompting parallels with Paul Pogba—with Chelsea linked with his signature.

However, according to the Express, Manchester United are keen to move on the 20-year-old France U-21 international and are planning to scout him one final time this week ahead of making a bid for his services.

Will the Red Devils be able to get this one over the line before any of their rivals begin to compete for the youngster?

Tariq Lamptey leaving Chelsea?

Clubs in Europe are tracking Chelsea’s Anglo-Ghanaian wonderkid, who is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with the London giants.

The 18-year-old has impressed on his first two appearances for the Blues—against Arsenal and Nottingham Forest—but appears unable to agree terms with Frank Lampard’s side.

Wolverhampton Wanderers, Paris Saint-Germain, OGC Nice and several clubs in Germany are understood to be keen on the wonderkid, but will any be able to offer him a deal to tempt him to commit to a future away from Stamford Bridge during the coming weeks?

Anthony Akumu to Kaizer Chiefs

Of the five rumours in our slidelist, this is the deal that we’re most confident of hanging our hat on.

The free agent and Kenya international has already been spotted watching Kaizer Chiefs in action as they defeated Highlands Park last week, and a source close to the deal has informed Goal that Akumu is set to sign a three-year deal with the PSL league leaders.

The 27-year-old is available on a free transfer after leaving ZESCO United, and would represent a fine addition for an Amakhosi side who are cruising at the moment.

Could he be the difference-maker to get them over the line in the PSL title race?

Source: goal.com
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