Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona

first_img Video Settings Coral BarrySaturday 8 Jun 2019 9:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link825Shares PLAY Read More Advertisement by Metro About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Comment Umtiti insists he wants to stay at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Although Barcelona might be open to Umtiti leaving this summer, the 25-year-old is under contract at the club until 2023.Whatever happens with Umtiti, Arsenal do appear to be closing in on the double signing of midfielder Dennis Praet and centre-back Joachim Andersen.Arsenal have bid £44m for the Sampdoria duo and their offer is expected to be accepted.MORE: Every player released by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United & Liverpool Read More / Read More Read More Read More 1 min. story Umtiti was Emery’s top defensive choice (Picture: Getty)The statement will come as a blow to Emery, who is desperate to strengthen his squad this summer.Arsenal suffered a humiliating end to their campaign with a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final, missing out on Champions League football next season as a result of that defeat.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery has been handed just £45million to spend and might be forced to sell some of his first-team stars to raise further funds.MORE: Why Manchester United signed Daniel James after making enquiry for Arsenal transfer target Ryan Fraser 1/1 Umtiti is wanted by Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Samuel Umtiti insists he will remain at Barcelona this summer, despite interest from Arsenal.Unai Emery has reportedly identified the centre-back as his No.1 defensive target and Barcelona are prepared to offload him.But Umtiti dismissed the growing transfer speculation surrounding him and confirmed he intends to stay at the Nou Camp.He told RTL France: ‘I have a contract, I feel happy in Barcelona. I had a complicated season, but I will still be at Barcelona next season.’ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona Coming Next Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Skip Advertisementlast_img

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