Zenit interested in shock move for Barcelona defender
Having struggled with injuries throughout the season, Samuel Umtiti has featured in only 10 La Liga matches under Ronald Koeman. The French defender has found himself behind Oscar Mingueza and Ronald Araujo in the pecking order and the Catalans are reportedly open to offers for the player. The 27-year-old’s contract at Camp Nou will expire in 2023, but the Blaugrana are expected to accept a fee of around €8m. According to Mundo Deportivo, Zenit Saint Petersburg are interested in a summer move for the defender and they have already reached out over a potential transfer. Koeman’s side are expected to compensate for the departure by signing Manchester City defender Eric Garcia on a free transfer in the summer.