New price tag emerges as Man Utd, Chelsea track star French defender

Date published: Monday 15th June 2020 1:23 - Jonny Whitfield

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Marseille are willing to listen to offers of €40million for Chelsea and Manchester United-linked defender Boubacar Kamara, according to a report.

The 20-year-old has emerged as one of Europe’s most exciting centre-backs after breaking into Marseille’s side three seasons ago.

Kamara already has 61 appearances for the French side and is a five-time France Under-21 international.

One previous report claimed Chelsea, United and Manchester City are all keen on the defender, who could be sold to help ease Marseille’s financial concerns.

Indeed, La Provence now claims that a bid of €40million could be enough to tempt Marseille into doing business.

Unlike the majority of clubs across Europe, United and Chelsea reportedly remain keen to spend in the upcoming market.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already indicated his side’s willingness to “exploit” the situation.

Chelsea, meanwhile, were unable to spend last summer and did not get any immediate deals over the line in January.

 

As such, the Blues have emerged as the side to watch in the upcoming window, with the club reportedly agreeing a deal to sign Timo Werner.

Hakim Ziyech will join him, with his impending move from Ajax announced in February.

City, meanwhile, could look for a new defender after failing to replace Vincent Kompany last summer.

That decision proved costly, with Aymeric Laporte out since August with injury, although he should return in the coming weeks.

MAN UTD, CHELSEA CHASING CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

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United and Chelsea resume their Premier League campaigns this week with matches against Aston Villa and Tottenham, respectively.

The Blues sit fourth, three points ahead of Solskjaer’s side in fifth.

The suspended Jorginho will miss Chelsea’s clash with Villa, while United have a fully-fit squad to face Spurs.

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba have both returned from injury for United and Pogba could be partnered in midfield with January arrival Bruno Fernandes.

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