Samuel Umtiti, during a game


Chelsea start the contacts to sign Samuel Umtiti

Published:31/03/2020 - 16:41h

Updated:31/03/2020 - 16:41h

Samuel Umtiti has recovered the leadership in the Barça of the hand of Quique Setién and in the Premier League wakes up the interest by the Frenchman. Chelsea would carry the forward

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The arrival of Quique Setién to the FC Barcelona the past month of January in replacement of Ernesto Valverde did not finish supposing a big revolution -except in the first parties- regarding the alignments, although yes it carried some changes of leadership in the staff. One of them was in the defence, where Samuel Umtiti obtained prominence and finish doing with the place of head office.

With the Txingurri, Clément Lenglet was practically indisputable in the central axis at the side of Gerard Hammered, but the arrival of Setién put to the frank-Cameroonian by in front in the important parties. In spite of that Umtiti has not recovered this spectacular level that did him shine in his starts in the Camp Nou, yes has experienced a hopeful mejoría so much to level of physicist as of performance.

A mejoría that keeps alert to some teams that have his look in him and that pose his signing, especially in the Premier League. According to the last informations published by the English media 'Express', Chelsea would be decided to bet by the signing of Umtiti, the one who to his 26 years would contribute experience to a so young team like which directs at present Frank Lampard.

In fact, the informations go further and ensure that the group londinense already would have contacted with the agent of the '23' Barcelona with the aim of tantear his possible incorporation. Besides, the media británio also speaks of figures and ensures that the price of the agreement could rondar the 50 million euros, a figure that would help to square the balances of the FC Barcelona of face to the next economic exercise.

Simultaneously, the Italian journalist Nicolò Schira, in addition to corroborating the interest 'blue' for carrying to Umtiti to Stamford Bridge, announced that the Arsenal also is interested in incorporating to the Frenchman, as already it was it does some months. In spite of that treats of an important player for Setién, the Barça will study the proposals that arrive by him and will value them in seen to the financial needs of the entity.

The Barça looks for head office

It is not any secret that the FC Barcelona wishes to incorporate to a central defence to reinforce to the team of face to the next season. Luiz Felipe, of the Lazio, resembles day of today the big favourite of the sportive direction. Nevertheless, it does not be necessary descartar that, given the priorities of the club -Neymar and Lautaro-, bet by players that already are in the house like Todibo -in case that the Schalke no remain it to him- or Ronald Araújo.

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