Arsenal target refusing to leave current club
Arsenal have a long-standing interest in Samuel Umtiti and with Barcelona struggling to keep him this could be the best chance they have to sign him.
The Catalans have to get rid of some of their current players and the World Cup winner has been urged to find a new home.
Arsenal remains an interested party, but they have not yet made an official move for him.
It looks like the Gunners would have a hard time signing him at the moment with a new report claiming he wanted to stay at the club.
Todofichajes said Barca told him he could leave. However, the defender insists he wants to stay with them.
One of the reasons he wants to stay is because he has to cut his current salary at the Spanish club before he can join another.
It’s unclear how much he earns, but it appears Arsenal are also unwilling to pay him his current winnings, with the report claiming all of his suitors need him to take a lower salary.
Barcelona appear unwilling to pay part of his salary and this has prompted him to insist on staying at the club.
Umtiti’s experience would be invaluable for Arsenal’s current defense and their dressing room.