- Barcelona stalling on extending contract of star centre-back.
- Defender believed to have buyout clause of £53M.
- Manchester United thought to be interested, Chelsea should pounce.
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Chelsea have been provided with an excellent opportunity to sign one of the world’s best defenders.
The reigning champions’ sturdy back-line helped propel us to victory last time, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois winning the Premier League Golden Glove for his efforts.
However, it has been flimsy this time around and that is reflected in our position in the table. Antonio Conte may well look to the transfer market in search of defensive reinforcements, and he ought to start looking in La Liga.
According to Goal, Barcelona are holding off on handing centre-back Samuel Umtiti a contract extension until July 1st in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
The report claims that this could allow Manchester United to sneak in and make a move to sign the Frenchman, but we mustn’t allow them to do so without providing them with competition.
Goal report that Umtiti’s buyout clause stands at £53M, which may be a small price to pay for a player with his astronomic potential in the modern, inflated transfer market.