The defender has rediscovered his form and his fitness while in Italy
Samuel Umtiti may no longer be a problem for Barcelona. His good season at Lecce, where he has played in 10 of the Italian side's last 11 games, is beginning to arouse the interest of some important teams.
AC Milan have already shown interest in his situation, according to the website 'calciometcatoweb', and could move for the defender at the end of the season.
According to this information, Milan are following his progress and have very positive reports about his physical condition. They feel that he can be an important player in the future and are willing to take risks as long as the player terminates his contract with the Blaugrana this summer so he can move for free.
Umtiti, for now, does not want to think about the future and is focused on finishing the season at the best possible level and then analysing offers.
Barça are delighted with his loan spell at Lecce and all scenarios are open, although the only thing the Catalan club are ruling out is that he will return to the first team next season.
They want to settle his contract which expires in 2026 after his last renewal and would be willing to let him go for nothing to save on his salary. An agreement could be reached if there is a third club interested in signing him -- this could be Milan.
In France, there are also several teams in Ligue 1 following the player's recovery with great attention. If he finishes the season well, Umtiti could have offers, although it is very unlikely that a fee will be involved.