Samuel Umtiti is prepared to snub Manchester United and sign for defending Premier League champions, Chelsea according to Don Balon reports.
Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge has been in doubt but hosts of players have already been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea defence of the title has been less than impressive, and the Blues are currently in the fifth position five points separating from fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, which also casts doubts over Chelsea participation in the Champions League for the next season.
Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has been rumoured to take over Antonio Conte’s job after the end of the season.
Enrique has reportedly informed Chelsea chiefs to try to hijack Man Utd move for €60m-rated Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti.
Since joining the Catalan club from Ligue 1 giants Lyon back in 2016, Umtiti has developed into one of the best centre-backs in the world and has attracted interest from the Premier League heavyweights.
However, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be likely to fork out heavily to bolster his midfield and defence during the summer.
Umtiti is believed to demanding a huge pay rise on his current salary and his contract situation might give a chance Chelsea and Man Utd to secure the services for his signature.