Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara says he is now “ready” to leave his current club if the opportunity arises this summer.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is reportedly a big fan of the 21-year-old, and when asked about his future in a recent interview, the player suggested he would be open to a new challenge:
“I’ve been here since I was very small. I’ve never felt this desire to leave, but I think I’m ready to go pretty much anywhere with what I’ve lived at Marseille.”
Whether the Blues will make a move for Kamara, it remains to be seen. Marseille are believed to be holding out for a fee in the region of €60m (£52m) for the midfielder, so that could prove to be a stumbling block.
The France Under 21 international can also play as a centre-back, but his best performances have been in the middle of the park, and it isn’t an area of the pitch which will be a priority for the Blues in terms of transfer targets.
It could be the case that Kamara is being looked at as a potential long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante, with the World Cup winner having turned 30 last month.