Fulham forward Aboubakar Kamara has turned down a move to Middlesbrough in favour of a move to Dijon, according to Football Insider.
Football Insider recently reported that Boro were keen to lure Kamara to the Riverside, as the transfer deadline looms.
The 25-year-old has made 11 appearances in the Premier League for Fulham this season, but has made only two starts.
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With Middlesbrough looking to bring in another attacking option before the deadline, it was claimed that the club were in talks with Kamara regarding a potential loan move.
But Football Insider are now reporting that Kamara will be moving to France to join Dijon, after turning down a move to Teesside.
Boro have been linked with a move for Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou, but a move looks to be dead in the water.
Kamara has previously played in France for Monaco and Amiens, and a return to his native now looks to be in the offing.
This is a blow for Boro.
With the club seemingly looking to add a powerful, physical presence to their attacking armory, Kamara would have been perfect.
He is a quick, strong forward who can play through the middle or drift out wide, and it would have been a shrewd signing.
But after a mixed spell at Fulham, you can’t blame him for wanting to move back to France – a place he obviously knows well.