Lyon open Samuel Umtiti talks with Barcelona. Lyon have purportedly opened talks with Barcelona about an advance move for previous safeguard Samuel Umtiti.

French newspaper L’Equipe reports the Ligue 1 club are in exchanges with Barcelona about an impermanent arrangement with an alternative to purchase for the middle back.

Umtiti is a player Barcelona appear to be quick to get off the pay charge yet have battled to discover purchasers because of his ongoing physical issue issues.

The protector was sidelined again toward the finish of last season with more knee inconvenience however is currently back in Barcelona preparing.

Umtiti has consistently made it clear he needs to remain at Barcelona however could be enticed by a re-visitation of France. He got through the positions at Lyon before joining Barca in 2016.

Lyon have conceded as of late that they may battle to stand to sign Umtiti, yet it’s conceivable he could be utilized as a feature of an arrangement to sign Memphis Depay.

Barca are said to in any case be quick to sign an aggressor in this transfer window now Luis Suarez has left.