Report: Adama Soumaoro makes decision on future amid Everton interest

Josh Gordon of Leicester City in action with Adama Soumaoro of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in Lille,...

Everton are after a centre-back this summer before the end of the window.

James Maddison of Leicester City in action with Adama Soumaoro of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in...

Get French Football News have claimed that Lille defender Adama Soumaoro has decided to remain at the French club despite interest from Premier League side Everton.

The Toffees are desperate to add a new centre-back to their squad before Thursday's 5pm deadline, as Marco Silva remains light at centre-back ahead of the new Premier League season.

 

It is believed that Everton had opened discussions over a move for 26-year-old Soumaoro, who only managed 14 Ligue 1 appearances last season due to a long-term ankle injury.

But they have suffered a blow in their move for the uncapped Frenchman, with Soumaoro keen on remaining with Lille this summer and ignoring a move to Goodison Park.

LOSC Lille defender Adama Soumaoro from France in action during the Algarve Cup match between FC Porto and LOSC Lille at Estadio Algarve on July 20, 2018 in Faro, Portugal.

Everton have been reasonably busy this summer, completing a huge £50million move to sign Richarlison while Lucas Digne has solved the club's left-back woes by joining from Barcelona. Goalkeeper Joao Virginia has also joined the club.

Brazilian playmaker Bernard is also said to be closing in on a move to Everton, but the concern at centre-back remains after Ashley Williams and Ramiro Funes Mori left to join Stoke City and Villarreal respectively.

Marc Albrighton of Leicester City in action with Adama Soumaoro of Lille during the pre-season friendly match between Lille and Leicester City at Stade Pierre Mauroy on August 4, 2018 in...

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