Leeds United transfer move off as Newcastle United ‘interest’ emerges

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The Magpies are believed to be focusing on targets at the top end of the pitch - but a link with a midfielder has emerged as one Premier League rivals turns their attention elsewhere.

Newcastle United are reportedly preparing a move for RB Salzburg midfielder Mohamed Camara.

The 22-year-old Mali international has been the subject of interest from Brighton and Hove Albion and Leeds United and was said to be closing on a move to the latter in recent days.

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Speaking to Austrian outlet, Salzburger Nachrichten, Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund said: “Mo still has a three-year contract with us. So it’s also possible that he’ll continue to play in Salzburg.

“I can’t predict if Leeds are also willing to buy him out of his contract, But in football, a lot can happen very quickly.”

However, the same outlet are now suggesting the Whites have decided against signing Camara and will press ahead with their loan move for RB Leipzig star Tyler Adams.

That move seemed to be given a boost by the news Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco had stated the USA international midfielder had ‘said goodbye’ to his team-mates earlier this week.

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That has led to speculation in Austria over Camara’s future, with Salzburger Nachricten stating the ‘move’ to Leeds is off and Newcastle and Brighton are both named as possible alternative destinations.

Camara is set to return to training this week unless with Premier League club can complete a quick deal for the £24million-rated star.

The midfielder is said to be keen to secure a move away from Salzburg and is ‘desperate’ for a new challenge after helping his club to Austrian league and cup doubles over the last two seasons.

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