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Barcelona ‘furious’ with Samuel Umtiti - report

The defender doesn’t want to leave

Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona reacts during the pre-season... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

Barcelona are continuing to grow pretty mad at Samuel Umtiti. The reports coming out of Spain are all saying the same thing, he’s not listening to any outgoing offers and that’s made Barcelona furious.

The efforts Barcelona have made over the last few months to sell Umtiti just haven’t been all that successful. Ronald Koeman has apparently made it clear that the Frenchman isn’t in his plans for the future, and that just hasn't moved the needle for Umtiti.

Barcelona are reportedly “intensifying” the talks with Umtiti in the hope that he’ll think about some of the offers coming in. The bottom line is that Umtiti doesn’t want to give up the salary he makes at Barcelona, even if it makes more playing time apparently.

It’s still not clear where Umtiti could go even he can be persuaded to leave. MD reckon Lyon, Roma and Besiktas have all been interested but it seems the defender would rather stay.

Barca had also been thinking about ripping up Umtiti’s contract but, according to Marca, that won’t happen either because the club are worried it could cause “serious consequences” legally.