Barcelona set to renew Samuel Umtiti's contract next week

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La Liga champions Barcelona could extend Samuel Umtiti‘s contract by next week.

According to reports in France, the 24-year-old’s lawyers will be in Barcelona next week to ratify the deal.

Umtiti’s current contract runs until 2021, but the French international wants to extend for a further two years and increase his current release clause which stands at just €60m.

The former Lyon star has formed a solid defensive partnership with Gerard Pique at the centre of the Barcelona defence and the Catalan giants believe it will tough for them to find a replacement.

“It’s clear that I want to renew at Barca and I hope to be in the team next season.”

“I’m at a club that has helped me realise my dream. I have a contract and for me to go they will have to kick me out, I will not decide to leave,” Umtiti told L’Equipe.

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Antoine Griezmann asked by Barcelona to make imminent decision on his future

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Barcelona have reportedly made Antoine Griezmann an integral part of their plans for the 2018-19 campaign.

And, therefore, the La Liga champions have asked the French striker, according to Sport, to make a decision on his future as soon as possible.

The Atletico Madrid star recently said that he would reveal his future plans before the 2018 World Cup gets underway in Russia.

The coming week will be a decisive one the transfer saga front as Griezmann is set to make that decision public.

Meanwhile, Barca stars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez have already welcomed the idea of the Frenchman moving to the Camp Nou.

It does, though, remain to be seen how he fits in with Ernesto Valverde’s plans.

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Barcelona on the hunt for new No.2 goalkeeper as Jasper Cillessen is set to move on

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Jasper Cillessen has rarely featured for Camp Nou.

Barcelona are on the lookout for a new back-up goalkeeper this summer as Jasper Cillessen seeks a move away from Camp Nou.

The experienced former Ajax star, who has spent two years with Blaugrauna, has grown frustrated at his lack of game time due to Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s performances between the sticks.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Liverpool have shown interest in Cillessen’s signature while Marca reports that Barca have already started their search for a new shot-stopper.

Netherlands star Cillessen did feature eleven times this past season and would reportedly be available for around €30m.

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