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PSG want Samuel Umtiti to replace Thiago Silva - report

The defender is wanted by the Ligue 1 champions

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Paris Saint-Germain reportedly want to bring in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti this summer to replace outgoing captain Thiago Silva.

The Brazilian’s contract expires at the end of the season and he is expected to walk away from the club along with Layvin Kurzawa and Thomas Meunier.

PSG will therefore need to strengthen defensively and could decide to try and land Umtiti, according to Onze Mundial.

Sporting director Leonardo is said to be a fan of the French centre-back and thinks PSG could get him at a decent price.

The report mentions a figure of €30 million, although it’s also noted that Umtiti isn’t really interested in leaving and may need some convincing.

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