Arsenal in ‘pole position’ to beat Roma to the signing of Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona – reports


Arsenal in ‘pole position’ to beat Roma to the signing of Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona – reports

Arsenal are in ‘pole position’ to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti this summer, according to reports.

The World Cup winner has reportedly been told he can leave Camp Nou in the summer after the incredible form of Clement Lenglet.

Samuel Umtiti looks set for a move away from Barcelona in the summer

Umtiti is unlikely to have a shortage of suitors, with Manchester United long-term admirers of the centre half.

However, reports suggest it is Premier League rivals Arsenal who are leading the race for his signature.

According to Tutto Mercato, the Gunners are ahead of Roma, Juventus and the Red Devils to get the 25-year-old.

The Giallorossi have retained a strong interest in Umtiti as speculation around the future of Kostas Manolas continues to swirl.

The World Cup winner certainly possesses the physical capabilities to compete in the English top-flight