Reports indicates Samuel Umtiti is interested in a move to Old Trafford or Etihad Stadium in the coming summer.
According to Italian media reports, Samuel Umtiti would be keen to complete a summer move to Manchester United or Manchester City if the Frenchman leaves La Liga giants Barcelona at the end of the season.
Italian publication Calciomercato, as cited by the Manchester Evening News, is claiming that the France international defender could be leaving the Catalan club in the summer.
The same report claim states Matt De Ligt’s possible arrival from Dutch side Ajax could mean an end of Umtiti’s Barcelona career after just three campaigns with the Spanish La Liga champions.
As per the same report, the Red Devils or the Citizens would have to cough out a mammoth transfer amount to seal Samuel Umtiti’s deal in the summer.
The Italian online news outlet adds that the defender has about three and a half seasons remaining on his existing contract and La Liga giants Barcelona would demand a fee to fund an offer for incoming De Ligt.
20-time English champions Manchester United have gone through mixed fortunes over the last two weeks under the tutelage of their temporary head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Manchester United were 3-1 winners versus French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the return leg of their round of 16 match in the UEFA Champions League, before a 2-0 defeat to Premier League top-four rivals Arsenal.
The Red Devils lost consecutive matches for the very first time under the tactician following a 2-1 loss at Wolves in the Emirates FA Cup last-8 on Saturday.