Chelsea are weighing up a possible move for Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara in the summer, according to Le Phoceen journalist Romain Canuti.
The 21-year-old has been on the Blues’ radar in the past, when Frank Lampard was still manager, but Canuti says Thomas Tuchel is also a big fan of the player:
“From the information we have, there is Chelsea, who could position themselves next summer. Because it’s a profile that Thomas Tuchel likes a lot, he kept his name in the back of his mind, it could come back, it’s a bit in the discussions.”
Kamara is believed to be valued at around €60m (£51.5m) by Marseille, which is a sizeable asking price, considering he hasn’t even been capped by France at senior level.
The Frenchman is equally capable of playing as a centre-back or as a holding midfield player, but it is not clear what position Chelsea would prefer to play him in.
The Blues are actively looking for a new centre-half this summer, so it would suggest that is the role they have earmarked Kamara for. However, he has played almost exclusively in midfield for Marseille this season, which places question marks on why Tuchel would be targeting him.