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

Umtiti

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.