Samuel Umtiti: Barcelona defender signs new five-year deal

Barcelona Transfer News: Samuel Umtiti dispels Man United rumours with new contract

Barcelona Transfer News: Samuel Umtiti dispels Man United rumours with new contract

He signed a five-year contract but his original deal contained a release clause of €50 million.

The 24-year-old featured and scored in Friday's worldwide friendly win for France over Italy.

The announcement of Umtiti's new deal with Barcelona will no doubt have been a blow for fans of Manchester United, who had been linked with the defender to bolster their squad ahead of next season.

Umtiti has made 83 appearances for the club in all competitions since arriving from Lyon in 2016, scoring twice.

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His talents have not gone unnoticed, with United boss Jose Mourinho an apparent admirer and was reportedly interested in bringing him to Old Trafford this summer.

The likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones look set to be on the chopping block, and there have even been murmurings of Eric Bailly possibly departing.

"The Frenchman will be putting pen to paper on Monday at 10.00am in the Josep Suñol lounge at the Camp Nou". The club are working on the basis that on Wednesday and Thursday the French defender's lawyers will be in Barcelona to ratify the new deal. It also prompted the player to consider some of the offers his agents had mentioned to him.

He is part of France's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation and is expected to start alongside Real Madrid's Raphael Varane at centre-half.

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