After fine work in the winter window from Barcelona's executives (Pep Segura, Robert Fernandez, Urbano, etc), the club are now focusing on renewing defender Samuel Umtiti's deal.
They consider him one of the best signings they have made in recent years, along with Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and he has adapted brilliantly to the club.
Loved by his team-mates and the fans, Barcelona are speaking to the player and his representatives to reach a deal that satisfies both sides. The player has indicated his will to continue and does not want to hear about offers from other clubs.
Umtiti's release clause is only 60m, less than Man City paid for Laporte. Tying him down is Barcelona's next objective. It's obligatory.