Having chalked up only nine La Liga begins under Quique Setien this season, Umtiti has been diligently connected with a move away from Camp Nou.

Arsenal are accepted to be keen on the France international, and their quest for the defender could be supported by reports that Napoli are surrendered to missing out in the race for Umtiti’s mark.

As indicated by Sport, the Italian outfit have yielded that they will be not able to manage the cost of Barcelona’s £45m soliciting cost in the wake from the coronavirus pandemic, and it is not yet clear whether Arsenal will have the option to fork out a similar measure of cash.

Napoli had purportedly distinguished Umtiti as a potential trade for Kalidou Koulibaly, with Manchester United and Newcastle United reputed to be keen on the Senegal international.

Umtiti’s agreement at Barcelona will run until the finish of the 2022-23 season, and the 26-year-old has amassed two goals from 114 games in all rivalries for the Catalan giants.

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