A trio of Premier League heavyweight clubs are supposedly thinking about signing Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the summer transfer window, according to reports from Catalan paper Sport.
Barcelona are looking to offload Umtiti in the summer transfer window as they need money to generate other targets. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are supposedly being linked with a move for Umtiti who would be readily available in between ₤26- ₤35 m million.
The French defender joined the Nou Camp from Lyon in 2016 and has won the league- and-cup double two times in Spain. He was likewise part of the France squad that won the World Cup in 2018.
The report declares that Manchester United have been ‘offered the chance’ to sign the 26- year-old who has actually had a hard time for game time at the Catalanclub He has actually dealt with a knee problem, while he has actually likewise fallen the pecking order behind Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet.
Nevertheless, according to reports from The Sun, Umtiti chooses to sign up with Chelsea. The Blues are looking to boost their defence and are taking a look at Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes.
Arsenal were greatly linked with a move for him in the January transfer window, however they signed Pablo Mari on loan rather. The Gunners have other targets too like RB Leipzig experience Dayot Upamecano, Dejan Lovren of Liverpool and Jerome Boateng of Bayern Munich.
United have Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, and Axel Tuanzebe as centre-back alternatives. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still looking to add another defender to his ranks. With Chris Smalling most likely to leave, the Red Devils might sign another defender. Umtiti might be a great option, however they are likewise supposedly thinking about signing Kalidou Koulibaly and Diego Godin.