Chelsea handed huge boost in pursuit of £35.9 million player

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According to La Provence, Chelsea have been handed a huge boost in the race for Marseille defender Boubacar Kamara.

The report claims the Ligue 1 side are under pressure to sell some of their star assets in order to raise funds and ease the financial strain on the club.

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Chelsea scouts have identified the Marseille defender as a one of several potential signings who could establish themselves alongside Antonio Rudiger at the heart of the Blues rearguard.

Chelsea can reportedly sign the defender for £35.9 million.

Premier League rivals Manchester City are also interested in signing the 20 year old defender.

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