It is understood that Marseille star Boubacar Kamara will leave the Ligue 1 club when his contract expires in the summer, with Manchester United being among the clubs tracking the talented midfielder.
The January transfer window gives players with contracts expiring in the summer a chance to negotiate their next move and it sounds like Kamara will do just that.
With just six months left on his deal, The Athletic states that the 22-year-old has already opted to leave Marseille at the end of the season, and he is not short of suitors which means there could be a race for his signature.
Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also mentioned as potential destinations for the France youth international, who is the second midfielder to be linked with a switch to Old Trafford in as many days following reports that United are tracking Warren Bondo.
United find themselves in a similar situation with Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard as both midfielders run down their contracts, knowing they will both be available to leave the club on a free transfer in the summer.
While that is bad news for the Reds, perhaps it wouldn’t be a bad idea to see what players we can sign under similar circumstances, especially if they have the ability to improve the team.
The report claims Kamara rejected deadline-day moves to Wolves and Newcastle last summer.