English Premier League outfit Arsenal have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti in the summer transfer window.
The Gunners team have been showing interest in Samuel Umtiti over the past months as they hope he can come in to solve the defensive issues in the Unai Emery team ahead of the coming season.
The Italian Serie A outfit Juventus were a major contender for Samuel Umtiti but they are reported to have left the race for Arsenal as they are no longer interested in having the France international anymore.
Manchester United and other European sides had also indicated interest in the star player but there are suggestions that he will prefer a move to the Emirates Stadium as manager Unai Emery is a big fan of the World Cup winner.
However, the Gunners team can now go all out for negotiations with the Spanish La Liga champions so that they can be able to agree on a deal ahead of the summer transfer window.
Meanwhile, the Gunners team will be storming the summer transfer window for more additions as manager Unai Emery hopes to challenge for trophies in the coming season.