Mourinho interested in signing 24-year-old Barca star

Manchester United have got a very strong back line and so far, they have only conceded 19 goals in 27 Premier League fixtures this season.

If reports in the media are anything to go by then manager Jose Mourinho wants to further strengthen his defense and he is interested in signing French international and Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti.

According to Don Balon, the 24-year-old central defender, who has a release clause of 60 million euros in his contract, is not satisfied with his situation at the Nou Camp.

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The Spanish source have mentioned that the Les Bleus defender wants the Catalan giants to offer him improved terms i.e. at least 8 million euros a season.

In the current campaign, Umtiti has so far featured in 27 games in all competitions for the La Liga leaders.

The former Lyon star’s current contract with Barca will expire in 2021 and Don Balon claim that Mourinho has given orders to activate the release clause if the player gives the green light to move. Barcelona now have a month to sort out the situation and if they fail to do so then Umtiti could accept Mourinho’s proposal (Don Balon).

United already have an overcrowded central defense with players like Rojo, Blind, Bailly, Smalling, Jones and Lindelof around. In such a scenario, Mourinho must look to offload a few CBs before signing Umtiti.

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