Samuel Umtiti dispels Man United rumours with new contract

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"It is clear that I want to renew with Barcelona and I hope to be on the team next season", Umtiti said to L'Equipe.

The transfer speculation surrounding Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti seemingly came to an end on Sunday, as the Catalans officially announced he is set to sign a new contract with the club.

The France worldwide, who scored the opening goal in his country's 3-1 victory over Italy on Friday, joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016.

Umtiti joined Barca for €25m from Lyon in 2016 and he quickly established himself alongside Pique in the middle of the back four.

"The Frenchman will be putting pen to paper on Monday at 10.00am in the Josep Suñol lounge at the Camp Nou".

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His talents have not gone unnoticed, with United boss Jose Mourinho an apparent admirer and was reportedly interested in bringing him to Old Trafford this summer.

Barcelona were concerned Umtiti's clause would be met amid reported interest from Manchester United, and therefore, according to ESPN FC, negotiated a £437m (€500m) release clause in the latest version of his agreement with the club.

Some great news for Barcelona fans, and it's that Samuel Umtiti will continue wearing the shirt until 2023.

Umtiti will then give a brief press conference at theRicard Maxenchs press room at 10:30am before rejoining the France squad for their World Cup preparations.

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