Barcelona have lastly determined to not promote defender, Samuel Umtiti to Arsenal this summer season.

Umtiti has been closely linked with a transfer to the North London membership on the finish of the season in latest weeks.

The World Cup winner has suffered a persistent knee harm in latest months and has fallen down the pecking order on the Nou Camp because of this.

In his absence, Clement Lenglet has stepped as much as the plate and is now Ernesto Valverde’s most popular associate to Gerard Pique.

Arsenal, who’re in want of a brand new centre-back, are among the many groups looking at Umtiti.

Nonetheless, Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has now disclosed categorically that the Catalan membership doesn’t plan to promote the France worldwide this summer season.

“We renewed Umtiti’s contract earlier than the World Cup, he has 4 years left on his contract and there’s no Umtiti difficulty,” Bartomeu advised TVE.

“Umtiti will keep at Barca. Now he has to recuperate from his harm as we need to have him in the most effective type doable.

“Having Umtiti and [Clement] Lenglet on the left [side of central defence] is a assure and I would really like him to proceed.”

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