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Umtiti discusses Barcelona contract situation amid Man Utd interest

Samuel Umtiti has admitted that he is concerned about his relatively low release clause, amid interest from Manchester United.

The defender is high on Jose Mourinho’s wish list this summer as he looks to once again strengthen his defence, and is available for the relatively modest fee of £52 million due to a release clause in his Barcelona contract.

It has been claimed that the Frenchman has asked for a huge pay rise from the La Liga leaders, wanting wages in the region of €9 million-a-year after tax.

Barcelona are reluctant to boost his wages to such a level, which means they could be set to lose their star defender on the cheap to Manchester United, would would be more than willing to meet Umtiti’s demands.

Speaking about his future, while admitting he is concerned about his release clause, he also said he doesn’t too care too much about it.

He said: “My clause isn’t that high, everyone knows it.

“It’s something that concerns me, but I don’t particularly care about it right now.”

Although Umtiti claims he has no desire to leave Barcelona, he didn’t want to divulge too much on his future.

He added: “However, everything happens very quickly in the world we live in. All I can say is that I’m very happy here.

“My renewal? This is a subject that I don’t want to discuss too much. For my part, nothing’s started.”

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