Barcelona set Samuel Umtiti asking price with Man Utd, Arsenal, PSG and Juventus interested

first_imgBarcelona set Samuel Umtiti asking price with Man Utd, Arsenal, PSG and Juventus interested Comment Umtiti is wanted by teams across Europe (Picture: Getty Images)The France international has made 97 appearances for Barca since arriving from Lyon in 2016, but fell down the pecking order last season.The commanding defender made just 14 appearances last campaign due to inconsistent form, a knee injury and Clement Lenglet taking his place in the centre of defence.However, despite this, Spanish publication Marca report that Umtiti does not want to leave the Nou Camp and will reject offers to move away, even if the club are keen to end his stay at the Nou Camp.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityManchester United began initial talks with Umtiti last month as they sounded out a deal for the Frenchman, but they have continued to chase the Maguire deal.Paris Saint-Germain has become an option for the defender as Barcelona try to bring Neymar back from PSG to Catalonia and Umtiti could be used as part of the deal.Juventus prefer a move for Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt, but if that deal falls through then they will switch their attention to Umtiti.MORE: Tottenham set to beat Liverpool and Arsenal in race to sign Dani Ceballos from Real MadridMORE: Frank Lampard tells Chelsea to not let Mason Mount leave on loan Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Jul 2019 11:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Samuel Umtiti is up for sale this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Barcelona have reportedly set an asking price of €60m (£53.8m) for Samuel Umtiti as some of Europe’s biggest clubs monitor the situation.Manchester United and Arsenal are both interested in the centre-back’s services, while the likes of Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen on him, but it will take over £50m to bring him in, according to the Mirror.With Arsenal’s transfer budget heavily restricted this summer, thought to be around £45m, this asking price appears to have ruled the Gunners out of the race, however, they are keeping an eye on the situation and will try to pounce if they offload some players.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited are pursuing Harry Maguire as their primary centre-back target, but after a £70m bid was rejected, they may well turn to Umtiti as a cheaper option.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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