Date: 24th March 2020 at 12:20pm
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Barcelona are eyeing up a summer move for Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte, according to reports.

Despite the Premier League season being put on hold, the transfer market is still very much alive and active, as the Barcelona hierarchy has not given up on their summer hopes.

If Barca does manage to sign Laporte, then it could signal the end of Samuel Umtiti‘s Barcelona career.

Umtiti has struggled at times with injuries and has persistently been troubled by his right knee.

Umtiti is being linked with both Man Utd and Arsenal

The Frenchman has been tipped to sign for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, but latest reports suggest Manchestre United have been given the green light to sign the Barca defender.

Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo look likely to leave, while there are doubts over whether Eric Bailly will ever reach his potential at the club.

With Calum Chambers out for some time and the futures of Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis uncertain, Arteta is also keen to bolster his defensive line.

According to Sport, Barcelona are happy to ship out Umtiti if their £46m valuation is met.