Manchester United might be supplied the prospect to signal Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti totally free this summer time – in line with studies.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is about to trim his defensive choices this summer time with Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones all allowed to depart. Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof have been Solskjaer’s most well-liked defensive partnership however the Reds proceed to be linked with centre-backs this summer time.
United had been linked with Gabriel Magalhaes previous to his transfer to Arsenal however MEN Sport perceive the membership had been by no means within the Brazilian.
The Reds have lengthy been linked with a transfer for Umtiti who has been plagued with accidents since leaving Lyon for Barcelona in 2016.
Numerous studies declare Barcelona will look to promote the Frenchman this summer time, with United named as a possible suitor. Spanish outlet Cadena Ser imagine the La Liga aspect are eager to get his wages off their books and will launch him on a free.
Umtiti is beneath contract till 2023 however Barcelona are able to take drastic measures to decrease their wage invoice, permitting United to signal him for nothing.
MEN Sport perceive the defender will not be a precedence goal for United.
Elsewhere, Chelsea have been linked with a transfer for Sergio Romero.
Romero, 33, is predicted to go away United following the return of Dean Henderson who will keep on the membership subsequent season to problem David de Gea for a beginning berth at Previous Trafford.
Chelsea are out there for a brand new goalkeeper because of Kepa Arrizabalaga’s poor performances beneath Frank Lampard and The Athletic report Romero is on their checklist of targets.
The Argentine is considered as a less expensive choice than the membership’s various targets.