Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara but Newcastle will look to outmanoeuvre the two clubs by making an offer for the Frenchman in the January transfer window, according to The Sun‘s Alan Nixon.
The journalist, who is usually very reliable when it comes to transfer stories, reports that the Magpies will try their luck with a £10m bid next month for the 22-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer:
Newcastle out to snatch Boubacar Kamara from under Chelsea and Man Utd’s noses with £10m January transfer | @reluctantnickohttps://t.co/16RrUk1wEs pic.twitter.com/aNUqZNBIdV
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) December 25, 2021
It was reported in the French media earlier this year that Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of Kamara’s but nothing has really been mentioned since then.
It is thought that the London club are keener on signing Kamara on a free transfer at the end of the season and that may allow Newcastle to swoop in.
Considering the Magpies’ position in the table, though, it is hardly an attractive destination so it wouldn’t be surprising if Kamara turns down the switch to St James’ Park anyway.