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Barcelona puts former Manchester United target up for sale Samuel Umtiti

Barcelona would consider selling Samuel Umtiti to Manchester United if it aided their pursuit of Matthijs de Ligt.

Umtiti was linked with United last summer but signed a new contract with Barcelona in June.

The 25-year-old has started nine games in La Liga and the Champions League combined this season however, with a knee injury restricting his opportunities under Ernesto Valverde.

That has influenced Barca’s targeting of De Ligt, who they view as Gerard Pique’s long-term replacement.

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The Daily Mail report that Umtiti ‘is a player for whom they would listen to offers’ as they seek to raise enough funds to sign the Dutchman.

Ajax have already arranged a deal to sell Frenkie de Jong to Barca for €85million and would want the same amount for centre-half De Ligt.

Offloading former United target Umtiti to Old Trafford would therefore raise enough money to fund that deal.

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