Samuel Umtiti has no desire to leave Barcelona in the summer transfer window, even though he’s fallen down the pecking order at Camp Nou.

However, that hasn’t stopped him from being linked with a move away from the La Liga winners.

Journalist Miguel Rico, writing on the last page of today’s edition of Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo says Arsenal manager Unai Emery ‘has an interest’ in the France international.

It’s claimed that just like ‘everyone else’, there is a ‘problem’ for the Gunners to make an approach in signing the centre-back.

A recurring knee injury forced the World Cup winner to miss many fixtures during the 2018/19 season.

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Ernesto Valverde fielded his compatriot Clement Lenglet in his absence and the former Sevilla man partnered Gerard Pique in the heart of the back four.

Though Umtiti claims he has recovered from the injury, it has not convinced the north London club and their manager, as Emery ‘worries about’ the player’s left knee. 

This would be holding Arsenal back from proceeding.