France international Samuel Umtiti, who plays for La Liga giants Barcelona, has stated that it will be exciting to play alongside his compatriot Antoine Griezmann next term, suggesting that the Atletico Madrid man will be moving to the Nou Camp this summer and he is going nowhere. This would be a huge blow to Premier League giants Manchester United, who have been trying their best to bring him to Old Trafford in recent times, meaning that the Red Devils will now have to look elsewhere for additional reinforcements.
The Portuguese manager will not be happy with the way that his team has been knocked out of the Champions League and might end up trophyless this term.
He would have wanted more from his team, though it seems that their fate for the term is more or less done and dusted.
With that said and done, they will want to spend big once again this summer and make improvements to their current squad.
However, the fact that they will not be able to sign the defensive star would be a huge blow for them and the Red Devils will look to now bring in an alternate target to fortify their back-line.
The centre-back would replace Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, as the English duo was expected to leave the Manchester based side at the end of the season.
Express Sport had stated earlier that Umtiti was stalling a new contract with Barcelona contract, which had United on red alert.
Despite that, he Daily Mail has now added that that though the former Lyon star could leave the Catalan outfit in the near future, he is at present happy being at the club.
Who that player will be remains to be seen, though it is still not certain whether they will give up on their primary target yet or try harder to look to push through a deal and steal one from the club from Spain.
This battle will surely get intense, if the Frenchman is tempted by the opportunity to move to The Theatre of Dreams and play alongside Paul Pogba instead.