Barcelona give Samuel Umtiti the green signal to consider a summer switch amid interest from Premier League giants Manchester United, according to the Italian media website Calciomercato.
The Red Devils are edging closer to a potential swoop to sign the 24-year-old defender, who has made 36 appearances in all competitions this season.
The report adds that the France international hasn’t indicated to Barca what his future plans are after protracted contract negotiations.
The La Liga giants suffered a humiliating 3-0 loss to Italian club AS Roma in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night.
United boss Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of Umtiti as the Portuguese manager looks to strengthen his defensive options at Old Trafford ahead of the next season.