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Southampton officially announced the transfer of attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal from Lille. The deal is breaking the record of "saints" who will pay 16 million pounds for the Moroccan international. The previous most expensive purchase of the club was Dani Osvaldo, which price was 15 million pounds in 2013.

22-year-old Frenchman scored 11 goals in Ligue 1 last campaign.

"I'm very happy to sign with Southampton. I am so excited that we will play at "St. Mary" in front of these fans. The club has shown a strong interest in me and in my opinion this is the best place that I can continue to grow as a player," said Boufal, who signed a contract for five years.

Manchester United were given a tough Europa League group on Friday, drawn with Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk. That determine the weight today draw in Monaco. Italian giants Inter will have the task to deal with chehkiya Sparta (Prague), English Southampton and Hapoel (Beer Sheva). Roma will face Victoria (Pilsen), Austria (Vienna) and Astra (Giurgiu).

In Zorya Luhansk, United will face a trip into the unknown. The European debutants are based in the east of the country, close to the border with Russia.

The Premier League side will face 19-times Turkish champions Fenerbahce, who missed out on the Champions League group stage after a 4-3 aggregate defeat by AS Monaco in the qualifying round.

 

All groups:

Group "A"

Manchester United

Fenerbahce

Feyenoord

Zaria (Lugansk)

 

Group "B"

Olympiakos

APOEL (Nicosia)

Young Boys

Astana

 

Group "C"

Anderlecht

St Etienne

Mainz 05

Qabala

 

Group "D"

Zenit (Moscow)

AZ Alkmaar

Maccabi (Tel Aviv)

Dundalk

 

Group "E"

Victoria (Pilsen)

Roma

Austria (Vienna)

Astra (Giurgiu)

 

Group "F"

Athletic Bilbao

Genk

Rapid (Vienna)

Sassuolo

 

Group "G"

Ajax

Standard (Liège)

Celta

Panathinaikos

 

Group "H"

Shakhtar (Donetsk)

Braga

Ghent

Konyaspor

 

Group "I"

Schalke 04

Salzburg

Krasnodar

Nice

 

Group "J"

Fiorentina

PAOK

Slovenia (Liberec)

Karabakh

 

Group "K"

Inter

Sparta (Prague)

Southampton

Hapoel Beer Sheva

 

Group "L"

Villarreal

Steaua

FC Zurich

Osmanlaspor