Arsenal target Samuel Umtiti tells Barcelona to ignore transfer offers

first_imgEmery has less than £50m to spend this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s humiliating defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final ended their hopes of Champions League football next season.The lack of Champions League football could prove it difficult for Arsenal to land their top targets, while Emery will have to sell if he wants to make any major signings.A host of Arsenal’s biggest stars are facing the axe, including Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Emery sees Umtiti as his top choice this summer (Picture: Getty)The Gunners have watched Dayot Upamecano, who is considering a move away from RB Leipzig this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementRB Leipzig have offered the 20-year-old a new deal, but Upamecano could be tempted to leave Germany for the right offer.But after helping Leipzig win Champions League football next season, Upamecano would not be keen on joining a side who failed to qualify. Comment Umtiti wants to stay at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Samuel Umtiti has told Barcelona not to listen to transfer offers for him this summer, reports say.The centre-back is Unai Emery’s No.1 choice to strengthen his defence and Barcelona are ready to sell.But the Daily Star claim Umtiti has asked Barcelona to ignore offers for his services, insisting he wants to stay in Spain with the La Liga champions.Emery would have to spend half of his summer’s transfer budget to land Umtiti and Arsenal are exploring other options.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal target Samuel Umtiti tells Barcelona to ignore transfer offerscenter_img Coral BarryTuesday 4 Jun 2019 11:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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