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Boufal agent says he has held talks with Barcelona and Premier League clubs.Getty

Barcelona have held talks with Sofiane Boufal over a proposed move from Lille but face competition from Premier League clubs, according to the player's agent. Lille are holding out for £19.6m (€25m) for the player they signed from Angers in January, but any move is likely to be put on hold until after Euro 2016.

"We did have a meeting with the leadership of FC Barcelona in the last few weeks. There is an interest," Boufal's agent Yvan Le Mée told Le10 sport. "Now the reflection is whether Sofiane Boufal will go to Barcelona to compete with MSN (Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar) or should he go to a club where he is going to start matches and express his exceptional talent.

"We have also initiated discussions with three other clubs that interest us, but they either have or will change their coach or the coach is in charge of a national team at the Euros. In England, there is interest, but the English market is just beginning. A transfer of 20 and 25 million euros is not resolved in two weeks, of course."

Mée's comments would suggest Chelsea are also keen on Boufal, who can operate both in wide positions or as a number 10. Incoming manager Antonio Conte remains in charge of the Italian national team until after Euro 2016, with the Azzurri having already qualified for the knock-out stages.

According to the Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on the Moroccan international. Mauricio Pochettino's side look to have already lost out on a player to Barcelona this summer with the La Liga giants closing in on Lyon centre-half Samuel Umtiti, according to Mundo Deportivo.

In April, Pochettino confirmed the club's interest in the 22-year-old. Pochettino said: "Umtiti is one of the players that our recruitment department is following. He has interesting potential."