Lille midfielder Sofiane Boufal could be on his way to Liverpool this summer after Buzzsport  reported the clubs have a good relationship with one another.

The two clubs previously did business together at the start of the 2014-15 season when the French side sold striker Divock Origi to the Reds for a fee believed to be around £10m.


However, Liverpool loaned the Belgian back to Lille where he scored eight goals in 33 appearances and Lille are believed to still have a mutual respect with Liverpool.

Boufal has been on the radar of other English clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Everton in recent weeks, but it is believed that Liverpool have first refusal on the 22-year-old.

Lille manager Frederic Antonetti stated back in April that it would be "difficult" to keep Boufal from moving onto pastures new and the interest of a top Premier League outfit may be too much for the attacker to turn down.


It is also believed that the Moroccan could be available for as little as £15.5m as Jurgen Klopp looks to bolster his attacking options ahead of his assault on next season's Premier League.

Boufal scored an impressive 11 goals in 29 appearances for Lille last season whilst providing four assists from his attacking midfield position.

The tricky play-maker has already caught the eye of some Liverpool fans who believe he could fit in well with the squad already assembled at Anfield.

​​There is no denying Boufal's quality and fans of other Premier League sides are equally as keen to see the Moroccan international join their club's ranks. 

​​Only time will tell where Boufal will end up come the beginning of the 2016/17 season.

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