Chelsea could sign world-cup winning defender for £44m this summer

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Barcelona are reportedly prepared to sell their centre-back Samuel Umtiti for £44m when the transfer window will be re-opened in the summer.

Although French centre-back has played 114 games since departing from Lyon back in 2016, the defender has recently been sidelined following injury or found himself relegated to the bench.

With the 26-year-old still highly regarded in Europe, Italian journalist Nicola Schira claims that the Catalan giants are ready to cash in on his services.

Taking into account the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it is reported that the France international defender will be allowed to depart from Barcelona for £44m.

Chelsea and Arsenal both have all been strongly linked with an approach for the French defender in recent months.

Umtiti still has over three years left on his current deal, leaving Spanish giants in a strong position when it comes to demanding their asking price.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are going to be rumoured with all manner of stoppers now that Kepa Arrizabalaga’s future is uncertain, and recently the whispers have rejected towards Juan Musso of Serie A outfits Udinese.

Inside Football have quotes from the players agent, who claims that his client won’t come cheap and would be a perfect addition to any team that decides to sign him.,

Just 25, Musso has fans all over Serie A as he continues to establish himself as one of the best in Serie A.