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Barcelona will listen to transfer offers for Manchester United target Samuel Umtiti

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Barcelona are prepared to listen to offers for Umtiti (Picture: Getty)

Barcelona will sell Samuel Umtiti this summer if they receive a £45million offer for the defender, according to reports.

Manchester United have held talks with Barcelona about potentially signing Umtiti and the Catalan giants have decided offloading the centre-back is an option this summer.

Sport claim Barcelona will listen to offers and want at least £45m for Umtiti.

United have struggled to convince Leicester City to part with Harry Maguire, but have lodged a £70m offer for the England international.

Samuel Umtiti is keen to stay at Barcelona

Umtiti is keen to stay at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)

Umtiti, who has also been linked with Arsenal, is seen as an alternative to Maguire and would cost considerably less than the coveted defender.

Manchester City are also chasing Maguire and United may feel prizing Umtiti away from Barcelona is the easier task.

Umtiti, 25, has been first-choice at Barcelona since his arrival three years ago, but saw his 2018/19 season disrupted by injury.

Manchester United have held talks with Barcelona over signing Samuel Umtiti

United have held talks with Barcelona over signing Umtiti (Picture: Getty)

Barcelona were also concerned by Umtiti’s tactics during talks about his contract renewal and were annoyed to see him back Antoine Griezmann’s decision to turn down a move to the Nou Camp last year.

The France international wants to stay at Barcelona, but the club are in no rush to push him out the door.

While Juventus have also shown an interest in Umtiti, neither the Italians or United have made an official offer.

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Read more here:: https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/02/barcelona-will-listen-transfer-offers-manchester-united-target-samuel-umtiti-10105192/

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