Samuel Umtiti: Man United, Arsenal, 3 other European clubs battle to sign Frenchman

Samuel Umtiti: Man United, Arsenal, 3 other European clubs battle to sign Frenchman

- Samuel Umtiti could follow the likes of Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal out of Barcelona

- The Frenchman is part of the list of players Dutch manager Koeman plans to overhaul

- Man United, Arsenal, Inter Milan and two others on the queue monitoring the player's situation at Camp Nou

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Samuel Umtiti could become the fifth player to leave Barcelona since the arrival of Ronald Koeman this summer.

The French defender still has a contract with the Catalans until 2023 but the new manager has listed him among the stars who should be shown the exit doors.

Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Nelson Semedo, and Luis Suarez have all parted ways with the Blaugrana as part of the squad overhaul embarked on by the Dutch tactician.

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Umtiti joined Barca from Lyon in 2016 but his reign at the Nou Camp has been seriously marred by a series of knee injuries and the club wants him off their payroll.

Samuel Umtiti: Man United, Arsenal, 3 other European clubs battle to sign Frenchman
Samuel Umtiti and former Barcelona teammate Ivan Rakitic during the Croat's reign at Camp Nou. Credit - Getty Images
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SunSport citing France Football reveals that five top European clubs are vying for his signature if he departs Barcelona anytime soon.

Topping the list of clubs eyeing a move for him are Manchester United and Arsenal as they hope to improve their backline.

The publication further reveals that the Red Devils are hoping to find a quality competitor for Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly to play alongside captain Harry Maguire.

Meanwhile, Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta is hoping to build a strong squad that can compete for more titles having already won two since his arrival to the Emirates Stadium barely a year ago

Ligue 1 side Rennes wants to add the World Cup winner to their squad as they campaign in the Champions League for the first time this season.

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They will battle his former club Lyon and Inter Milan who are also monitoring his situation in Barcelona.

The Kids will not be able to do anything unless Memphis Depay's transfer situation is totally resolved. And Antonio Conte is eyeing the defender as a replacement for Diego Godin.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Georginio Wijnaldum could still leave Liverpool this transfer window after he was said to have rejected a chance to extend his reign at Anfield.

The 29-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked to join the Catalans after the arrival of Ronald Koeman at the club.

Although his current deal with the Reds will expire in June 2021, he could part ways with the Merseyside outfit before the transfer market closes.

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