Umtiti ‘agrees five-year Barca deal’

Samuel Umtiti has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Barcelona as the club hope to sign the Lyon defender for no more than €25m.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Umtiti will put pen to paper until 2021 once he returns from Euro 2016 duty for France and is awaiting news of a done-deal from his brother-agent Yannick.

The newspaper understands that representatives from Barca were locked in talks with their Lyon counterparts on Tuesday over a fee and form of payment.

The Catalans hoped to have concluded the signing of Umtiti by Wednesday, but progress on a deal between the two clubs has been slower than anticipated, although it has not stopped the 22-year-old from agreeing personal terms.

Barca’s other priority is keeping Javier Mascherano, while they continue to keep tabs on young Las Palmas stopper Mauricio Lemos.

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