Man United to offer Barca's Umtiti monster wage bump to move

Man United to offer Barca's Umtiti monster wage bump to move
From ESPN - March 9, 2018

Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window, and Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest rumours.

Man United to move for Umtiti

Manchester United will make a push for Samuel Umtiti this summer with Jose Mourinho keen on the Barcelona centre-back.

The France international will be offered 9 million per season in a deal to move to Old Trafford, reports Sport, and would likely see him partner Eric Bailly at the back for the Red Devils if the two sides can agree on a fee.

The former Lyon star wants to remain at the Nou Camp, though, with his contract set to expire in 2021. But the 24-year-old is demanding a wage increase in line with his substantial development over the past year, having established himself as one of the game's premier defenders.

Bayern confirm Malcom intent

Bayern Munich have confirmed their interest in Bordeaux star Malcom, with manager Jupp Heynckes revealing that sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is tracking his progress.

The Bundesliga champions could therefore beat out Arsenal, who had a bid rejected in January, and Tottenham, who also were strongly linked to the former Corinthians starlet.

"He's certainly in the focus of our scouting department, like many other players as well," Heynckes told Sport Bild.

"Salihamidzic has very clear ideas and is driving forward the plans for next season."

Malcom has eight goals and six assists in Ligue 1 this term and could become the ideal replacement for Arjen Robben, given his tendency to cut in on his favoured left foot from the right-flank.

Barca strike Arthur deal with Gremio

Barcelona have agreed on a fee with Gremio for the transfer of Arthur, report Globo Esporte, with the Brazilian club set to pocket 30m.

The Blaugrana have been constantly linked to the midfielder since the Tricolor won the Copa Libertadores last year.

The move will occur in January 2019, with the deal expected to be announced this summer.

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