Everton Line Up Cut-Price Deal For Barcelona Defender Samuel Umtiti

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is set to raid La Liga for another superstar for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

The France international has yet to play a single minute at Barca this season under Ronald Koeman.

Mundo Deportivo claim the Spanish giants would be willing to enter talks with Everton over a move to get Umtiti's wages of the books.

And the Spanish publication went on to state that Barcelona could cut their €12m (£10.7m) asking price to get a deal over the line.

The 27-year-old is mooted to earn around £75,000 a week at Barcelona, with the Spanish club continually counting the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Umtiti has struggled in recent seasons to maintain his fitness on a regular basis due to persistent knee issues but for Ancelotti, he could be an intriguing gamble for his Goodison Park rebuild.

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Barca are prepared to facilitate his departure in January and it could be Everton and Ancelotti that are his next destination.

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