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Manchester United offer huge contract to £54m Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti was offered a huge deal (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty)

Manchester United made a contract offer to Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti during the January transfer window, although the Catalan giants remain confident of keeping hold of the France international, reports in Spain claim.

Jose Mourinho is concerned by his defensive options and wanted to sign the 24-year-old centre-half.

United put an offer of £102,000-a-week to the French defender, with Barcelona concerned that the Red Devils would trigger his £54million release clause.