Agent: No Lenglet Barca decision

Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet will speak to new Coach Pablo Machin before deciding upon a potential move to Barcelona, according to his agent.

The 22-year-old central defender has impressed for Los Rojiblancos in a turbulent season for the club, helping guide them to the Copa del Rey final and last eight of the Champions League.

Lenglet was the penultimate arrival at the Andalusian club under sporting director Monchi, signing from Ligue 1 outfit Nancy in January 2017.

His current deal at the club expires in June 2021 but his current minimum release clause stands at €35m – seen as an affordable price for many leading clubs who may be interested in his services.

“Nothing has been decided,” Gregory Dakad, Lenglet’s agent, is cited as saying by Estadio Deportivo.

“Clement is on holiday at the moment and he will not make a decision on his future until he speaks with the new Coach (Machin, who has arrived from Girona).

“We want to respect Sevilla and there is no update yet.”

Cadena Cope had reported on Tuesday that the defender had agreed to join the Catalan giants and will sign a five-year contract, becoming their first signing of the summer.

There has also been speculation over Samuel Umtiti’s future at the Camp Nou, although it is unclear if the interest in Lenglet is linked to his fellow countryman’s situation.

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