Man United's 'plans of signing Marseille's Boubacar Kamara for free risk being DASHED by Newcastle

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Manchester United’s plans of signing Marseille star Boubacar Kamara for free ‘risk being RUINED by Newcastle’, with the Magpies ‘preparing a £10m January bid’… but Red Devils may send Anthony Martial on loan ‘to stop an early sale’

  • Newcastle United are poised to pounce for Marseille star Boubacar Kamara 
  • The Magpies have been heavily linked with a move the versatile defender 
  • However, Man United have been looking to land him for free next summer
  • A reported £10m bid threatens to scupper Ralf Rangnick’s transfer plans
  • United could offer Anthony Martial on loan in a bid to stop an early sale 


Newcastle United are poised to pounce for Marseille star Boubacar Kamara in January and scupper Manchester United’s plans on signing the young Frenchman for free next summer, according to reports.

United’s interim boss Ralf Rangnick is reportedly a keen admirer of the Frenchman and is hoping to tempt him to Old Trafford, but the Red Devils are understood to be waiting until the summer when he is available for free.

And Marca reports that Newcastle are primed to make a move for Kamara next month, suggesting that Eddie Howe’s side are preparing a £10million offer for the versatile centre back previously linked with Wolves.

Newcastle United are preparing a £10million bid for Boubacar Kamara, according to reports

Newcastle United are preparing a £10million bid for Boubacar Kamara, according to reports

The Red Devils will, though, attempt to stifle Newcastle’s attempts to land Kamara next month and the same outlet reports that the club may offer the Ligue 1 side Anthony Martial on loan in a bid to stop them offloading Kamara early. 

Kamara has been on Newcastle’s radar for some time and French outlet RMC Sport reported that the Magpies had agreed a deal with Marseille over a deal for the 22-year-old last summer.

The Magpies, according to the report, agreed a £2.2 loan fee, with an option to sign next summer permanently for £12.9m. 

The versatile French defender has been linked with a free transfer to Man United next summer

The versatile French defender has been linked with a free transfer to Man United next summer

However, Eddie Howe's Magpies are reportedly looking to scupper United's transfer plans

However, Eddie Howe’s Magpies are reportedly looking to scupper United’s transfer plans

However, the Frenchman rejected the chance to move to St James’ Park, so he may need convincing to change his mind this time around.

Newcastle have since undergone a change in ownership, with a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund now making the Magpies the wealthiest club on the planet.

The Tyneside outfit are currently bogged down in a relegation battle and Howe has been tasked with staving off the drop. New additions of Kamara’s quality will, then, be welcomed. 

Newcastle have also been strongly linked with a move for Atletico Madrid star and England international Kieran Trippier. Reports last week claimed that the LaLiga champions are anticipating an offer for the right back. 

Marca reports that United could offer Anthony Martial to Marseille on loan to stop them from selling Kamara this window

Marca reports that United could offer Anthony Martial to Marseille on loan to stop them from selling Kamara this window

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