Lyon reject €25m offer from Barcelona for Samuel Umtiti

Lyon have rejected a €25m offer from Barcelona for central defender Samuel Umtiti, but talks continue to find an agreement, according to L’Équipe.

Initially, Barcelona expected that such an offer would be sufficient in order to prise the player away, but President Aulas is intent on capitalising on the defender’s new French national team status to jack up the price.

Umtiti has yet to enter into contract negotiations with the Catalan side, contrary to Spanish reports.

Talks are ongoing, with the Spanish outfit determined to find an agreement to sign Umtiti.

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