MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly missed the chance to sign Boubacar Kamara.
The Red Devils were one of the favorites to sign Marseilles stars in summer.
However, French socket foot Mercato reported that Atlético Madrid are “clearly in pole position” to sign the defensive midfielder.
A verbal agreement exists between the association and Kamara, with Diego Simone interested in getting the deal through the line.
Nothing is officially signed yet, so talks could still break off before the next window opens.
Reports have suggested so Man Utd miss important transfer targets due to their managerial situation.
temporary boss Ralph Rangnik will leave his post in the summer to make way for a permanent manager.
Maurice Pochettino has been closely associated with the job ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Departure in November, but the Argentine is said to be thinking about a move to Real Madrid.
Erik ten Hag is another name under consideration – reportedly he was take English lessons to get the job.
Last week, southampton Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl was also shortlisted of leadership candidates.
It seemed to be the boss of the Saints satisfied with the rumors circulating associating him with the joband said: “If I go through every list I’ve been on for the past two months, I wouldn’t have time to work or my job anymore.
“I can only say that it shows that we are not doing everything wrong here.”
Former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson also commented on who should get the job – he did recommended Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti for the role.