On March 16th, we carried a report from Sport, who explained that Manchester United are ‘willing to make a significant effort’ to sign Samuel Umtiti.
Friday’s edition of the same newspaper states Barcelona seriously hope of ‘making a good transfer’ in the summer as the centre-back has already recovered from knee injury.
The Red Devils get a mention as they are one of the ‘most interested clubs’ in taking the France international. In addition to this, the Old Trafford club have already contacted the 26-year-old’s entourage.
It’s claimed the La Liga winners, however, have not received an official proposal from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side for the World Cup winning defender.
Although Sport indicates United are one of the clubs who remain keen on signing the player, there’s nothing to suggest they will convert their interest into a bid to sign Umtiti.
These rumours have been around for over a year, and given Umtiti’s fitness situation it feels a stretch for huge clubs to be tussling over him.