Chelsea want Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti

Premier League champions Chelsea have reportedly tabled an offer to Barcelona for the possibility of signing defender Samuel Umtiti at the end of the season.

In recent months, the 24-year-old Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Catalan giants, and it now appear that the Blues are interested.

According to the report by Don Balon, Chelsea are not the only side monitoring Samuel Umtiti as their Premier League rivals Manchester United are also interested.

But the report added that the Blues have told Umtiti they will triple his current £2.66m (€3m) salary at the Nou Camp if he joins Chelsea.

Umtiti is under contract at Barcelona till the year 2021 and the Catalan chiefs have recently made it clear that the club want him to sign another deal.

Barcelona are currently topping the Spanish La Liga table with 58 points from 22 games as they remain the only side who are unbeaten so far this season.

Chlesea on the other hand occupy fifth position on the Premier League standings with with 50 points after 26 games.

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