Barcelona star player Samuel Umtiti has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou in recent times after emerging as a target for premier league heavyweights Manchester United.
The red devils are interested in getting his signature and can bring him down to Old Trafford by meeting his £54million release clause.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is interested in adding more quality to his team by taking advantage of the upcoming January transfer window to sign new players.
Although the Portuguese tactician is pessimistic about deals being done next month, he still expects to participate fully in the next summer window.
Samuel Umtiti has evolved into one of the best players in the La Liga and is a first-team regular at Barcelona. However, he currently earns just £52,000 each week and he desires to earn more than that.
The Catalan giants currently spend a large chunk of their revenue on wages and may not be ready to increase things right now (we shouldn’t forget that they intend paying huge fees on Philippe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann anytime soon).
However, according to reports, the La Liga club are scared the red devil could meet the Frenchman’s release clause next year, and they are trying to offer him a new deal to keep him with them.
The 24-year-old France international is only likely to sign a new contract if Barca meet his wage demands – though he can earn more at Old Trafford.