According to reports in France this morning, Newcastle have had a €14m bid (£12m) rejected for Marseille star Boubacar Kamara.
This comes from L’Équipe, who claim that we’ve submitted a new offer for the highly-rated 21-year-old, stating that OM president Pablo Longoria prefers to sell to Sevilla instead.
Kamara – a France U21 international who can play as a holding midfielder or at centre-back – has entered the final year of his contract at the The Stade Vélodrome, meaning he could be sold at a cut-price fee this summer.
It’s been well documented that Bruce wants to bring in a couple of midfielders this summer, but it would be a pleasant surprise if we pursued permanent deals for Willock AND Kamara – even if it does appeal that the latter can play in two key positions.
Here’s what Ligue 1 commentator David Crossan has had to say, revealing what L’Équipe are reporting today:
Kamara played the full 90 minutes in Marseille’s 3-2 win over Montpellier over the weekend, operating as a holding midfielder – just ahead of former NUFC loan target William Saliba, who started at centre-back.
One to watch, with both French and English press linking us with a move for the Frenchman in recent weeks.