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Sofiane Boufal to have Southampton medical - Sky sources

Sofiane Boufal is set for a switch to the Premier League
Image: Sofiane Boufal is set for a switch to the Premier League

Sofiane Boufal will have a medical at Southampton on Sunday ahead of becoming the club's record signing, according to Sky sources.

The Saints agreed a fee of £21m last week for the Lille forward, which would top the £15m they paid for Dani Osvaldo in October 2013.

A 22-year-old Moroccan international, Boufal impressed for Lille last season by scoring 11 times and adding five assists.

He picked up a knee injury in May but is expected to be able to return to action in September.

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And, following Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland, the Saints are still awaiting their first Premier League win under new boss Claude Puel, although they have drawn two of their opening three fixtures.

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