According to Alan Nixon, Newcastle are launching a late bid to sign Marseille star Boubacar Kamara.
His latest piece for The Sun claims that we have lined up talks with his agents and hope to strike a deal with the player himself before attempting to agree a deal with Marseille.
The report claims we will submit a bid of £10m – a decent fee considering the 22-year-old is set to leave on a free agent at the end of the season.
Nixon also writes that, while Howe is keen to add proven Premier League players, he believes a move for Kamara would be ‘too good to miss’, especially when the likes of Chelsea and Man Utd had been waiting to sign him for nothing next summer.
The same piece also states that temporary transfer advisor Nick Hammond is also ‘pushing’ the club to make a January bid for Reims striker Bilal Toure.
The 20-year-old Mali international has been ‘earmarked as a potential star in the French top flight’ and is another name to watch our for; even if he could be signed as one for the future, not someone to get us out of trouble this season.