By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline
Published: 12:02 GMT, 9 December 2019 | Updated: 13:47 GMT, 9 December 2019
Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti could be set to join Manchester City next year as Pep Guardiola looks to strengthen his weak defence, according to reports.
The French international has been struggling with a knee injury for the past year, and there are doubts over his Camp Nou future.
Despite injury concerns, L'Equipe have reported that City could still be interested in the World Cup winning centre back.
Samuel Umtiti could be seen as someone to strengthen a currently fragile Man City defence
The French newspaper say that City 'now view Umtiti as a possible January transfer amid a defensive shortage' at the Etihad Stadium.
It comes as no surprise that there are reports of the club dipping into the transfer market as a previously rock solid defence, has been exposed on several occasions this season.
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