Despite the talented defender having years left on his contract, Barça feel Umtiti's injury record is reason to look elsewhere. Yet those injury problems are why finding a new team for the Frenchman is proving difficult.
His brother and agent, Yannick Umtiti, spoke to foot01.com about the defender's situation.
"Samuel doesn't want to leave Barça this summer. However, taking into account the club's wishes and their desire for change, it might be necessary to look at alternative options. The rumour (linking Umtiti) with Lyon is good but unfortunately, there's very little chance of it happening."