RAI: Umtiti rejects the interest from Juve and wants to stay at Barça

After missing out on de Ligt, Juve wanted Umtiti to rebuild their defence but the World Cup winner isn't interested in a move away

Umtiti se encuentra en Liverpool con motivo de la Champions
Umtiti se encuentra en Liverpool con motivo de la Champions | AFP

FC Barcelona centre back Samuel Umtiti has rejected the interest in his services from Juventus - for now. According to RAI, Juventus spoke with the World Cup winning defender after missing out on signing Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt.

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With de Ligt expected to sign for Barcelona, Juventus believed this would see Umtiti be open to a new challenge. However the defender explained that his wish is to remain at the Camp Nou next season and is looking forward to preseason and getting back to full fitness. His current plan is to stay until at least Euro 2020 before making anothet decision on his future.

Juventus are now forced to look elsewhere and could turn to ​Alderweireld, Ruben Dias, Savic, Manolas or Hummels.

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