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Barcelona face transfer problems as Umtiti, Dest refuse to leave

FC Barcelona have big plans to offload some of their top earners in January in order to make way for the reinforcements deemed necessary by new manager Xavi Hernandez. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds, with players like Samuel Umtiti and Sergino Dest refusing to leave the Camp Nou.

Football Espana reports that Umtiti is planning on renegotiating his current contract with club president Joan Laporta. The only way this would work is if he accepts a significant pay cut to help the club free up space in their salary cap. However, Umtiti has not figured much in Xavi’s plans for the future, and it remains to be seen if he will warm up to the idea of keeping the player.