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Barcelona line up Samuel Umtiti replacements

Milos Markovic in La Liga, Transfer News & Rumours 30 Mar 2018

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The future of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is still up in the air and it is widely believed that the talented French international could leave the Camp Nou outfit at the end of the season with Manchester United leading the race for his signature.

Umtiti is stalling on a new contract with Barcelona and his €60 million release clause is currently making him a hotly debated topic around the continent.

La Liga leaders have already begun looking for potential replacements, according to Spanish media, and a couple of names have already been highlighted.

RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano and Schalke starlet Thilo Kehrer are said to be placed high on the list of the potential candidates.

Diario Sport however claims that the Catalans have directed their attention towards Toulouse defender Issa Diop.

French Under-21 international is under a €25 million release clause and is seen as a perfect alternative for Umtiti given his flying form in Ligue 1 this season. Diop has grown into a vital player for Toulouse and his appearances have not gone unnoticed.

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Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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