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Agent reveals PSG, Arsenal, Spurs all wanted Southampton signing Boufal

The agent of Sofiane Boufal has revealed Southampton beat some of Europe's biggest clubs to his signing.

Yvan Le Mee admits the presence of Claude Puel was key to Saints landing the former Lille winger.

He told SFR Sport: "We especially talked with PSG. If Laurent (Blanc) had stayed at PSG, he would certainly have gone there because they would have done things quickly.

"We had Arsenal when they lost the track of (Riyad) Mahrez ... Finally, they had reconnected.

"We had Tottenham and Chelsea, but (Antonio) Conte was not hot on him."

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