Crystal Palace target Boubacar Kamara is not interested in a move to Selhurst Park, Jeunes Footeux report.
The Lowdown: Kamara links
Reliable journalist Alan Nixon revealed at the weekend that Palace backer John Textor is ready to splash the cash in the summer to back Patrick Vieira and name-checked Kamara as a target.
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The 22-year-old is into the final four months of his Marseille contract, with his huge contract demands now not appearing to be a problem for the Eagles ahead of a possible free transfer.
Palace joined the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle United and West Ham United in the race for Kamara’s services, but it seems as if their interest may well be short-lived.
The Latest: Not keen
French outlet Jeunes Footeux shared a story regarding Kamara on Tuesday morning and cited Palace’s interest.
However, they said the chances of the midfielder linking up with Vieira are ‘close to zero’ and he is not keen on a move to the club.
The Verdict: Always ambitious…
Kamara appears to be a player in demand due to his ability, age and contract situation, with Jeunes Footeux also claiming Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, AS Roma, Juventus and Arsenal are tracking the player.
On that basis, a move to Selhurst Park was always unlikely, but it’s good to know that Textor is willing to back Vieira in his second season in charge.
Yes, this update on Kamara is a blow, however, the Eagles can now waste no time in turning to look elsewhere when it comes to midfield reinforcements ahead of the summer window.
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