Premier League trio form queue as Barcelona look for Samuel Umtiti buyer
The France international, who helped Les Bleus triumph at the 2018 World Cup, has struggled for game time at the Camp Nou this season, making just five league appearances.
Real weren’t interested, and now a move to England appears to be the most likely outcome as the Spanish champions look to get the 26-year-old off their books.
Umtiti has struggled to return to the form he showed at Russia 2018 since suffering a serious knee injury last season.
The trio of English clubs appear to be the frontrunners for Umtiti’s signature during the January transfer window.
Umtiti has struggled with injury again this season, missing out on two months of football with a foot injury at the start of the campaign.
He returned to action in November, but has been an unused substitute in four of Barca’s last five La Liga matches.
The former Lyon stopper, who has a contract in Catalonia until June 2023, has started just six games in all competitions this season.