Manchester City may have to up their bid if they’re to secure Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti.
According to reports, Barcelona are prepared to dish out a new contract in order to keep their central defender at the Nou Camp.
Earlier this week, Sunsport revealed that Pep Guardiola was poised to launch a £50million bid to secure the Barcelona defender in January.
The 24-year-old Frenchman has been with the La Liga bigwigs since June 2016 and has a £50million release clause built into his contract.
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But with the ever increasing sums of cash bandied about for players, Barcelona are keen to get Umtiti to put pen to paper on a new contract that keeps him in Spain- according to Football Espana.
City already have the most expensive defence in the country but have suffered a big blow with Benjamin Mendy’s knee injury.
Guardiola is now prepared to stump up the cash to trigger Umtiti’s release clause at the Nou Camp.