£437m Samuel Umtiti release clause ends Jose Mourinho interest

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The France international's extended deal ties him to the Nou Camp giants until 2023.

"I'm very happy and proud to be able to renew with Barcelona".

The announcement of Umtiti's new deal with Barcelona will no doubt have been a blow for fans of Manchester United, who had been linked with the defender to bolster their squad ahead of next season.

Josep Maria Bartomeu and Samuel Umtiti are now holding a press conference to give more details on the French defender's new contract at Barcelona which will run until 2023.

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Before putting pen to paper on a fresh five-year deal, Manchester United had been eyeing a deal for the Frenchman.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident that rival clubs will steer clear of making an approach for Samuel Umtiti due to the size of his release clause. "We think with this clause no one will come here and try to take him away from us", Bartomeu told reporters.

He is part of France's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation and is expected to start alongside Real Madrid's Raphael Varane at centre-half. "So for me to leave, either they throw me out the door or I decide to leave". Since the first day I arrived it felt like home and now I want to stay here for a long time.

"I'm a little nervous because my dream here continues", Umtiti said. "I never saw myself in another team".

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