The French club have opened conversations with the defender's agents
Barcelona have the list of players they want to bring in next season drawn up. The majority of them are tied down pending the club fixing their financial situation and moving on other players to make room for incoming. The list of possible players leaving is long and one of the priorities is to finally solve Samuel Umtiti's future.
Nice could be the solution. The French side are ready to sign the centre-back if he's allowed to leave for free, according to a report in lequotidiendusport. They have sounded out the player's camp to try and reach an agreement with Barça for him to rescing his contract mutually and then they would be able to bring him in for nothing.
Per the same information, the Ligue 1 side are ready to offer him a basic wage with variables depending on his performances. In any case, Barça are ready to play their part and will listen to all offers for the defender. The club want to cut Umtiti loose, although they would also be open to a loan move.
This time Umtiti will look to leave after speaking with coach Xavi and realising he won't get minutes at Barça. Last season he refused to move, asking for one last chance, but injuries have once again held him back. SPORT revealed weeks ago that several French sides are on top of his situation and Nice could be a good solution.
Topics with the letter