Umtiti In Fresh Link
One-time Manchester United transfer target Samuel Umtiti fancies a move to Old Trafford if he leaves Barcelona this summer.
The France international is being linked with a move away from the Nou Camp especially if Barca sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax. But according to Calciomercato in Italy, Umtiti is looking for a move to Manchester – either to United or to their local rivals Manchester City.
United were keeping tabs on Umtiti all last season and the Red Devils were keen on a move for the former Lyon man. At that time his release clause stood at €60million (around £53million). But he ruled out a transfer and instead signed a new deal with Barcelona.
Axe To Fall On Valencia
Manchester United look set to part with captain Antonio Valencia at the end of the season.
The Ecuador international is out of contract this summer. He has played just eight games for United so far this campaign: five in the Premier League and three in the Champions League. No talks have taken place over a potential one-year extension.
Reports today claim that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already decided which United players will leave this summer. The club are looking to avoid the high ‘churn’ rate of the Louis van Gaal years. But with Valencia well down the pecking order an exit looks likely.
Arsenal are being linked.