United have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old but they may now face competition.
Liverpool are reportedly set to rival Manchester United for Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare
Soumare was the subject of interest from Newcastle in January but that move failed to materialise as he wants to play for a team that is higher in the league.
Real Madrid have also been linked with Soumare, who represents France at Under-21 level.
Soumare was at Paris Saint-Germain as a youngster and made the switch to Lille in 2017.
Soumare, who is valued at £50m by Lille, was the subject of interest from Newcastle in January
Since then he has made 69 appearances for Lille and is capable of impressing whether deployed in his usual holding midfield role or in a slightly more advanced position.
Although his current contract at Lille is set to run until the summer of 2022, the French club seem certain to receive some significant bids for Soumare in the upcoming transfer window.