According to a recent report from Spanish outlet El Gol Digital, Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti could be handed an escape route from the club this summer by Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal.
Umtiti featured just 16 times across all competitions last season, with boss Ronald Koeman favouring talents like Ronald Araujo and Oscar Mingueza over him to partner Clement Lenglet or Gerard Pique.
Considering his standing at the club, the Blaugrana were hoping to sell him last summer but weren’t able to but the Catalans are now desperate to get Samuel off the books due to their wage-bill issues.
To that end, the La Liga giants had given him an offer of mutual contract termination with a severance package, only to see it being rejected by the star.
However, there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for Barcelona as the Red Devils and the Gunners are now mulling over the possibility of swooping in for the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.
it is no secret that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are scouring for reinforcements at the back as the Norwegian looks for the perfect long-term partner for captain Harry Maguire.
The former Lyon ace could be seen as someone to add more depth to the roster while also adding that left-footed centre-back option, something that Manchester United currently lack.