That is according to a report in Diario Sport, whose update on the French defender’s future comes amid him recovering from Covid-19.
A Barcelona statement on Wednesday read: “Barça can confirm defender Samuel Umtiti has received the all-clear following his Covid-19 infection.”
The central defender tested positive for the virus last month but has now given two negative tests to give him the all-clear, although he will not resume training with his teammates due to an ongoing knee injury.
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.
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.