Two days ago, we relayed news from Italy that Newcastle United have ‘set their sights’ on Boubacar Kamara.

The Marseille player has also been identified as a transfer target by AC Milan, but they will face competition from the Magpies.

Stefano Pioli’s side are looking at the midfielder to replace Franck Kessié. The Ivory Coast international’s contract with the Serie A side expires in 2022 and he’s refused to sign an extension so far.

The Rossoneri chasing the Ligue 1 man is also discussed by Milan Live. The Frenchman’s current deal with Marseille will run down at the end of the season and reports indicate he has decided against renewing his contract.

It’s said Kamara’s sale in the winter market is ‘not to be excluded’ because his employer wants to avoid the risk of losing him for nothing next summer.

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Milan have been following the 21-year-old for some time and even carried out ‘polls’ for him last summer. The negotiations didn’t progress with Marseille, who also rejected offers from the Premier League.

This is when Newcastle get a mention and it’s claimed the Tyneside club ‘offered €14-15m’, which was turned down by Marseille.

With the Premier League side still in the picture for Kamara, and Marseille open to a sale in the next window, it remains to be seen whether the player will change clubs in January or next summer.