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Arsenal’s hopes linger until summer to buy the French star

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Arsenals’ desperation to buy the French international Samuel Umtiti can linger as Barcelona are yet to decide when they will release the player.

The North London club feel that they have an excellent opportunity to buy the centre back, seeing their good relations with the Spanish giants, who will be willing to sell him.

According to the reports in Spanish media, the Catalan giants are seeking to release Umtiti and lure Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt to Camp Nou.

While sceptics have a viewpoint that recurring knee injury is the primary cause for Umtiti leaving the club.

The 25 yeard old signed a fresh deal with the Barcelona in June, and the release clause includes a staggering amount of 430 Million Euros in case it is to be triggered.

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