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Man City in for teenage midfielder who has started just three senior games

Etihad super spy Brian Marwood flew to France to watch Boubakary Soumare in superb form in midweek and boss Pep Guardiola could move quickly

Imagine starting just three senior professional games and being wanted by the best manager in the world?

That’s exactly what’s happened to teenage sensation Boubakary Soumare.

The Lille midfielder has made just eight appearances for Lille’s first team (five of which have been as a substitute) but has already been scouted by Man City with a January transfer not infeasible.

Boubakary Soumare is already attracting interest from Man City after just a few games for Lille

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Rising star

Sun Football are reporting that City super spy Brian Marwood flew to France to watch the 18-year-old in superb form in midweek.

Soumare, who is a PSG academy product, is developing rapidly and Lille are said to want somewhere in the region of £25million for him.

Worth repeating again, he’s played just three games.

The France Under-19 international has been dubbed the ‘new Paul Pogba’ and City are keen to swoop before a rival tries their luck this window.

Boubakary Soumare has been watched by Man City super-scout Brian Marwood

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No pressure then

Meanwhile, the Premier League leaders are ready to release Yaya Toure when his contract ends this summer.

However, Fernandinho has agreed to stay two more years.

And Belgium superstar Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly accepted a fresh six-year contract after his best term so far.

The 26-year-old is thought to have agreed wages of around £200,000 a week plus £60k more in image rights.

In-form centre-back Nicolas Otamendi hasalso been rewarded with a new contract after turning his Etihad career around.

Talks with Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus are continuing.

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