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Rennes coach Genesio admits interest for Barcelona defender Umtiti

Rennes coach Bruno Genesio has admitted interest in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

Umtiti is available from Barca this summer.

“He's a player we know perfectly well," explained Genesio.

“I had him during his formative years and then in Lyon's first team and that creates a link.

"You all know his story, his qualities, the setbacks he's had last year, but he's still a player with a very high level, and we are interested in players who have a high level."

Umtiti has a deal to 2026 at Barca, but has been urged to find himself a new club.

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