Chelsea rumored to have established contact to sign defender, Arsenal also interested

Chelsea rumored to have established contact to sign defender, Arsenal also interested


Samuel Umtiti has been on the radar of a number of Premier League sides but the two at the top of the list have been Arsenal and Chelsea.

According to the Express, Chelsea have made a move for the 22 year old French International Samuel Umtiti. Reports say the Blues have entered talks with Umtiti’s agent about coming to Stamford Bridge.

Umtiti is a center back from French side Lyon, whom he helped lead to a 2nd place finish in Ligue 1 just behind Paris Saint-Germain.

The young Center back is a very talented passer out of the back and is extremely comfortable with the ball at his feet. He can also play out on the left side meaning he has versatility if needed.

This deal seems unlikely. Chelsea are making headlines for their interest in Umtiti, but Arsenal and Barcelona look keen to sign him as well. If there is a bidding war, I don’t believe Chelsea will dish out the cash needed to sign him.



  1. Arsenal was interested in Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, , but the player is joining Manchester United although they are not playing in the champion league. Arsenal are also interested on defender Samuel Umtiti , but he is joining Chelsea although they are not playing in champion league. Wenger cannot attract any player and he failed to convince Vardy and many other player.Possibly like all the previous transfer window Wneger will manage to sign only one player ‘Xhaka” and a couple of kids and will aim to end up in the top four and consider that as a great achievement.Wenger please stop talking too much and move fast to sign at least one world class striker and one world class ventral defender as fans were asking for for the last 14 years.