Boufal agent hints at Chelsea talks

Boufal agent hints at Chelsea talks
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Published June 20th, 2016 - 16:42 GMT via

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Sofiane Boufal
Sofiane Boufal

The agent of Lille winger Sofiane Boufal has hinted that he is set to undergo talks with Chelsea as the battle to sign the 22-year-old intensifies.

Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal have all been linked with the talented youngster, with Yvan Le Mee confirming a meeting with the Camp Nou outfit had already taken place.

But Le Mee has also conceded he is set for talks with a host of other clubs, and suggested Antonio Conte was keen to bring the player to Stamford Bridge after he leaves his job as Italy coach at Euro 2016.

"We did have a meeting with the leadership of Barcelona in the last few weeks. There is interest," he told Le 10 Sport.

"Now the reflection is whether Sofiane Boufal will go to Barcelona to compete with MSN or should he go to a club where is going to start matches and express his exceptional talent. "We have also initiated discussions with three other clubs that interest us, but they either have or will change their coach or the coach is in charge of the national team at the Euros.

"In England, there is interest, but the English market is just beginning. A transfer of €20million and €25m is not resolved in two weeks of course."

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