Manchester United are targeting midfielder Boubacar Kamara if they cannot sign Declan Rice from West Ham next summer.

That’s according to Fichajes, who say United are one of three clubs targeting the midfielder on a free transfer.

They explain that Kamara has ‘emerged’ as one of the ‘new market opportunities’ for the European giants in January after his impressive displays in France.

His contract is set to expire in the summer of 2022, and so far, it’s unknown if he intends to renew with his current club, Marseille.

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Should he not, he will be allowed to talk to clubs around Europe about a free transfer come January, and three clubs are keeping a close eye on the situation; Manchester United, Arsenal and Sevilla.

United are believed to be on the hunt for a midfielder who can ‘rejuvenate’ that area of their team, and Kamara, who is ‘more than an interesting talent’, fits the bill.

Their main target is West Ham’s Declan Rice, as it’s felt he would give the team the required ‘boost in quality’, but if that signing does not happen, then Kamara is the alternative target.

There’s no mention if talks have been held or anything of that nature as yet, although we’d assume not given Rice seems to be the main target.

With talk of him costing £100m, though, it seems difficult to imagine Manchester United ever going that high to make a deal happen, which means Kamara is a name to keep a very close eye on.