Back in December, we covered Manchester City’s interest in Olympique de Marseille’s talented defender Boubacar Kamara.

The 17-year-old is apparently a target for Pep Guardiola’s side, and L’Equipe even reported the club had been in contact with the player’s family via FaceTime to try and convince them signing for City was the right call.

Marseille, who most certainly don’t want to see one of their best talents leave the club, have tried to offer him a new deal, which has so far been rejected by the youngster and his representatives.

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L’Equipe on Friday report ensuring Kamara stays at Marseille is now a priority for the club, as is the renewal of midfield prodigy Maxime Lopez.

The Ligue 1 side have until the 30th of April before the youngster can sign elsewhere, meaning it leaves them around three months to convince him the south of France is the best place for him to develop.

L’Equipe make sure to remind everyone Manchester City are ‘lurking in the shadows’, waiting for the right moment to pounce.

The ball is in Kamara’s court.