Arsenal are reportedly interested in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti according to reports in Spain. The French World Cup winner has been relegated to the bench this season as a combination of injury and poor form has affected the defender.
Umtiti is currently behind Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet in the reckoning and Barcelona are looking to add Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt in the summer. The Ajax captain would not come cheap and Barcelona would have to cash in on one of their defenders to finance the signing. Umtiti is seen as the expendable defender and at 25 years would command a bigger fee than Lenglet.