Manchester United have reportedly taken strides in their bid to land Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara ‘in the last few hours’.
The 22-year-old, who has been in fine form in Ligue 1 this season, has attracted interest from a host of top European clubs and Newcastle.
Kamara was thought to be close a deadline day move to St James’ Park before deciding to stay at the Stade Velodrome.
Marseille have offered fresh terms to the midfielder who will be able to leae on a free transfer at the end of the season, but it appears Kamara has made up his mind to leave the club.
The Athletic claimed last week that United ‘were across’ Kamara’s situation, with Barcelona and Bayern Munich also interested in a summer move.
And the Express, citing – somewhat suspiciously – ‘the Catalonian press’, claimed United were in ‘advanced talks’ to sign the young Frenchman in the January tranfer window.
Now Calciomercato (via Sport Witness) claim that United, ‘in the last few hours’, are ‘trying to gain a position’ to sign Kamara and are ‘studying overtaking’ AC Milan – who have also been linked – for a potential transfer.
The report claims Ralf Rangnick, appointed as United’s interim boss until the end of the season, is a fan of Kamara ‘from both a physical and technical point of view’ – he is ‘appreciated’ by the German manager.
United ‘boast an exonomical potential’ greated than Milan and they could look to pay a fee for Kamara in January to avoid a transfer battle in the summer.
Cole said on BT Sport: “There’s so much to be positive about the goalkeeper is outstanding. Gabriel and White have got it together, they’ve really nailed it.
“Then you’ve got the young lads. I think they’ll be there, or thereabouts. But if you ask me I think it’s going to be between Manchester United, Tottenham, West Ham and Arsenal.
“And I’d probably just go with United because of the Ronaldo factor because he’s such a genius and he guarantees you goals. He always turns up.”
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