Serie A champions Juventus are said to be monitoring the 19-year-old Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare.
The Italian media outlets report that Bianconeri passed on the opportunity to sign the youngster during the winter transfer window but continue to keep a close eye on him.
Widely described as a player with great vision and strength, Soumare has been identified as the one for the future and the astute business professionals such as Juventus chiefs are not expected to let him slip through their fingers.
The France Under-20 international has also been linked with Watford recently but Juventus are sure to be given a priority position in any future deal for the youngster.
Boubakary Soumare made 12 senior appearances for Lille this season across all competitions but has yet to make an impact at his club.