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Reports: Barca Star’s Move To Be Finalised Before World Cup

Reports: FC Barcelona Star’s Move To Be Finalised Before World Cup

By Keegan Kruger - May 02, 2018 05:00 PM @KeeganKruger

An FC Barcelona star will reportedly see his transfer to the Premier League finalised before the start of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Mourinho Wants Ex-Man Utd Star Back At Old Trafford

According to Spanish publication Sport, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is working towards signing France international Samuel Umtiti in the coming weeks.

The report suggests the Portuguese tactician is planning another spending spree in the next few months and is apparently looking at bolstering his defence.

French centre-back Umtiti reportedly has a £52 million (R895 million) release clause in his current contract, but with him demanding a pay rise at his Spanish club, Mourinho sees this period as the perfect time to try and lure him to England.

The English media claim the 24-year-old is expected to replace either Chris Smalling or Phil Jones in the Red Devils squad, while Sweden international Victor Lindelof could be sent out on loan.

The Old Trafford side and Umtiti’s representatives are in ongoing talks, and there are rumours that Mourinho would like to get this deal over the line before Umtiti jets off to Russia with his national team.

Barca Star On Guard Of Honour Controversy

Since arriving from Lyon, the defender has gone onto make 82 appearances for the 2017/18 LaLiga champions.

Do you think Barcelona will sell the Frenchman? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E May 03, 2018 02:10 AM
Barca won't sell him, umtiti has done well to earn a starting 11 for barca
Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 May 02, 2018 07:28 PM
May he leave
MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC May 02, 2018 06:47 PM
Chris Smalling is a very good defender, I would like to see him partner with Umtiti that will be a solid defense. They must sell Phil Jones
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MSANDROTIC May 02, 2018 06:45 PM
Yes because Barcelona are already looking for his replacement
Special*00 Joined: 10 Jan 2016
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Special*00 May 02, 2018 05:38 PM
Four black dudes in the back...Umtiti, Bailly, Young, Valencia...Mourinho likes diffence dont knw y he doesnt trust Lindelof
@madrid ne man utd yakhona Joined: 02 May 2018
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@madrid ne man utd yakhona May 02, 2018 05:30 PM
So what about bailly

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