Inter Milan open the doors to Samuel Umtiti

The French defender could go their way as part of the Lautaro operation

Umtiti tiene mercado
Umtiti tiene mercado | sport

Samuel Umtiti is one of the players that Barca have in pole position to leave this summer as they look to make money to finance their incomings.

Lluís Miguelsanz

Lluís Miguelsanz

The centre back has a high salary and could be a profitable sale. They want Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan and it seems the Italians may be interested in a trade. They like Umtiti, but want him to show his willingness to join before they start the final negotiations.

Barca want to trade two players and cash for Lautaro, their main summer target, so they don't have to reach his 111 million euro release fee. The 'Umtiti option' gained strength in the past week. Barca wanted to sell him for 50m euros but got no offers. They are valuing him at 30 in the potential Lautaro deal.

There have been doubts about his fitness but he seems to have recovered from his lengthy knee problems. Man United have been interested in him for a while. The problem is that Umtiti has no hurry to leave. It's hard for Inter to improve his salary, which is large, and he would prefer a move to the Premier League.


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