Barcelona and Umtiti increasingly distant: three Italians on defender’s trail

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Serie A hypothesis for Umtiti

Barcelona is looking for buyers for Samuel Umtiti and expressions of interest have also arrived from the Italian Serie A. As reported by ‘L’Equipe,’ Roma and Lazio, who had inquired in recent weeks, have been joined by Fiorentina, which is looking for a reinforcement for the backline.

The purple club is reportedly studying a proposal to have the 2018 world champion on loan: a solution that the Catalans had initially ruled out, preferring a permanent transfer, but which they would no longer disdain given that they would still like to avoid having a player on the sidelines on the payroll 100 percent.

In addition to the three Italians, however, France is also interested in the 1993-class player’s performance: in fact, Nice and Olympique Marseille have sounded the ground.

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