Reports in France have confirmed Newcastle tried to bid for Boubacar Kamara during the transfer window.
Le 10 Sport report the Magpies interest in the Marseille man, who can play in defence and midfield.
Apparently, a loan offer with an option to buy was on the table but Kamara was not convinced.
And now Kamara has been offered a new contract to stay with the Europa League club.
French outlet L’Equipe claim that an offer to extend his deal until 2024 is on the table.
Kamara’s contract is currently due to expire at the end of the season.
That means he’d be free to discuss a pre-contract move to Newcastle as early as January unless he signs the new deal.
Marseille have been holding out for a big offer to sell Kamara and obviously now want to preserve his value.
Newcastle will be hoping he doesn’t sign the deal, keeping alive the prospect of a cheaper exit from the Ligue 1 outfit in windows ahead.
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