12 Jan 2021 04:28:49
Hello eds and reds,

There are rumours linking us with Boubakary Soumare and Romain Faivre. Not necessarily with a move this window, but more as players we have been scouting and quite like the look of these players and Max Aarons as well.

Also there are reports linking Pogba to PSG, saying that Poch is particularly intersted in working with Paul.

Any truth in these rumours?


{Ed002's Note - Boubakary Soumare (DM/CM) - Soumare is still being touted around the clubs that have money to spend and several have spoken with Lille but even with the €60M summer asking price reduced to €40M clubs are still seeing that as too high in these rather difficult times. His "agent" (and I use the term loosely) says the player has no interest in joining Spurs or Arsenal but his client is "the ideal replacement for Pogba or Kante" and is attracted by the money available to players in England. PSG, Valencia, Hertha Berlin, Leicester, Real Madrid and Napoli are others who have been looking at him on a regular basis - but price is an issue. Until the summer Manchester City had an interest since he was at PSG and it was suggested he could fill the role of Yaya Toure well. Monaco saw him as a Bakayoko replacement but stepped back. Brands wanted him at Everton but was forced down the Gbamin route by an advisor. Liverpool were also approached and have discussed the price with his agent. Newcastle were close to a deal in January 2020 and may push again the to reach an agreement with Lille. Milan see him as a good addition to their midfield but want a loan to buy deal or to give a player in exchange.

Romain Faivre (LM) arrived in Brest from Monaco reserves in the summer of 2020 and did well enough to get an extended contract and attract scouts from PSG at the behest of his agent, who has a close relationship with them. But it has gone no further as far as I know - and the general feeling is that he is OK, nothing special and has found his level with Brest.
As you know Pogba has been offered to a number of sides.}

1.) 12 Jan 2021
12 Jan 2021 11:08:44
Thanks ed002. You always provide great info. If I am beng greedy, how is Soumare rated as in the game? Do you believe he would be a good option as a Pogba replacement like his representative seems to believe?

{Ed002's Note - Some clubs like him. Manchester United were interested in the summer. Milan, Napoli, Newcastle ...}