Arsenal boss Unai Emery hasn’t dropped his interest in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.
Emery is eager to add a new centre-half to his squad this summer.
And he has been pushing to bring Umtiti to London since the New Year.
For his part, the France defender has insisted he wants to stay with Barca, though he has upset management with his attitude regarding his fitness and is no longer a first-choice given Clement Lenglet’s emergence.
Sport says Arsenal will make an offer for Umtiti and leave the final decision with the player. Also working against Emery is Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League.