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Barcelona Intensify Efforts to Renew Samuel Umtiti Contract


Barcelona have started redoubling their efforts to keep defender Samuel Umtiti in Spain amid reports linking him with Manchester United.

The club a moment ago opened talks with Umtiti’s agent about renewing his contract, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Samuel Umtiti

The 24-year-old is under contract with the Catalan outfit until 2021 but the player’s current deal is said to include a €60m (£52m) release clause that interested parties could trigger.

Reports linking Umtiti with the Barca exit emerged following rumours that the club’s hierarchy was unhappy with his performance in last week’s 3-0 defeat at Roma, which knocked them out of the Champions League.

Umtiti signed up with Barca from French outfit Lyon in 2016.

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