Aston Villa transfer news: Boubacar Kamara talks, Hause exit touted

Aston Villa have reportedly held further talks regarding a swoop for Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara.

The 22-year-old will be a free agent this summer with his current contract with the French giants expiring at the end of the season, and Villa have been touted as one of the sides showing real interest.

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As per the Daily Mail, Steven Gerrard personally went to watch him last month, and it’s now suggested that we’ve held more talks in a bid to try and secure a deal for the summer.

Signing a defensive midfielder to play as a No.6 has seemingly emerged as a priority for Gerrard ahead of next season, and Kamara has certainly shown plenty of quality and ability during his time in Marseille to suggest that he could be a top-class solution.

Kamara has made 167 appearances for his current club having come through the youth ranks, while he has earned nine caps at U21s level for France.

It’s added in the report above that Marseille could be looking to cut their wage bill this summer, and so a move for Kamara could be a real option for Villa to address one area of need to kick things off in the upcoming transfer window.

Meanwhile, the Mail also report that there could be an exit brewing too as Kortney Hause is said to be keen for a fresh start as he continues to struggle for regular playing time at Villa Park.

The 26-year-old has been limited to nine appearances across all competitions so far this season as he has been unable to displace the likes of Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa for an extended period of time.

Instead, he’s become a back-up option for Gerrard in that department, and perhaps with a desire to have a more prominent role, Hause could be looking for an alternative option this summer.