As we edge towards the January transfer window, stories about players heading towards the end of their contracts continue to grow.

Among those is Marseille’s Boubacar Kamara, whose situation in the south of France isn’t getting any better.

We covered a story the other day looking at what could happen to the young midfielder, following an attempt from Newcastle United to sign him in the summer.

The move from the Magpies came late on in the transfer window, which was before the takeover at St James’ Park, but the player, then still somewhat happy, decided against moving to the north of England, or Wolverhampton for that matter.

As was explained in the article then, Kamara isn’t best pleased with how his current club handled their money in the summer, and has since turned down multiple renewal offers, feeling they had the chance to give him better terms back then but decided to spend their cash elsewhere.

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What was already a squeaky situation turned even worse on Thursday when Kamara refused to face the press today ahead of their clash against Troyes at the weekend, with RMC Sport asking a lot of questions about his behaviour.

Marseille are ‘losing patience’ with their starlet, and ‘would like the player to clarify his future a bit more’, and this latest episode is ‘clearly the sign of an increasingly tense and complex relationship’ between club and player.

That’s good news for Newcastle, because the more he wants to leave, the better their chance, with extra money now in the bank, to get their man with a second attempt.