Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has indicated Arsenal that they aren’t interested in selling Umititi this summer.
However, reports suggest that last month Gunners were in talks with the Spanish giants to discuss the potential deal for the French international and also Unai Emery had shown his keen interest in the agreement for the centre back.
Nevertheless, the Barca president is adamant about retaining the 25-year-old at Camp Nou.
‘He renewed him before the World Cup, he has four years left on his contract, and there is no Umtiti issue,’ Bartomeu told TVE.
‘Now he has to recover from his injury as we want to have him in the best form possible. ‘Having Umtiti and [Clement] Lenglet on the left [side of central defence] is a guarantee, and I would like him to continue.’