Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is asking Samuel Umtiti regularly to persuade the Frenchman to snub Barcelona’s makes an attempt to resume his contract and as an alternative transfer to Previous Trafford, in line with Sport.
The Spanish publication mentioned on their Friday entrance cowl [9 March] that Mourinho already tried to signal the France worldwide in the course of the January switch window and can redouble his efforts this summer season.
Sport say that United are prepared to fulfill Umtiti’s €60m (£53.3m, $73.8m) launch clause at Barcelona and can provide the centre-back a shocking deal value €9m (£8m, $11.1m) per 12 months after taxes – equal to £154,000-a-week.
Umtiti turned down overtures from Mourinho in January however Sport say that his standing on the Nou Camp for subsequent season is now unsure.
The Frenchman earns €4m per 12 months at Barcelona and the Spanish publication says that he’s presently listening to each golf equipment.
Sport say that Umtiti is already in negotiations with the La Liga giants to commit his long-term future to the membership by placing pen to paper on a brand new improved contract.
But, on the identical time the report says that his brother and agent Yannick Umtiti can also be in common contact with United officers to sound out a possible summer season transfer to Previous Trafford.
Sport say that the right-hand man of United govt vice-chairman Ed Woodward was in attendance on the Nou Camp to look at Umtiti in motion throughout Barcelona’s 1-Zero victory over Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
The report provides that Mourinho calls Umtiti regularly and is utilizing the presence of his worldwide teammates Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial to influence the centre-back to maneuver to United.
Sport provides that Barcelona are nonetheless satisfied that the Frenchman will snub United, as he did in January earlier than signing a brand new long-term deal.
The 24-year-old defender has turn out to be an important participant for the Catalan aspect since arriving from Lyon in the summertime of 2016, forming a formidable partnership alongside Gerard Pique within the coronary heart of defence.