The Cameroon-born defender, who has lost his place in the France international side with Clement Lenglet – his Barca teammate – often preferred in both line-ups, while Gerard Pique is still first choice central defender at the Camp Nou.
Now a report in Cadena Ser claims that, despite the Blaugrana’s willingness to move him on from the club’s wage bill this season, no clubs have lodged any transfer bids.
💥 UMTITI ARA JA ACCEPTARIA MARXAR…
👉 Cap club ha apostat fort per la seva incorporació i el Barça es podria veure obligat a deixar-lo marxar gratis…
— Què T’hi Jugues (@QueThiJugues) September 3, 2020
The central defender last penned a contract extension with the Catalan club in the summer of 2018 through to 2023, but he has been beset by knee problems and a total loss of form since.
Umtiti’s contract at Barcelona runs through to the summer of 2023 and he is still keen to fight for his first-team place, but the club are keen to clear him from the wage bill for next season.