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Barcelona president confirms deal for defender Umtiti

Josep Maria Bartomeu has followed Olympique Lyonnais' president in revealing that an agreement is in place with the Ligue 1 side.

Barcelona president confirms deal for defender Umtiti
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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has confirmed that the Spanish champions have agreed a deal with Olympique Lyonnais over the signing of defender Samuel Umtiti.

On Wednesday, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas revealed that the 22-year-old France international, currently at Euro 2016 with Les Bleus, was set for a switch to the Camp Nou.

The Ligue 1 club have also issued a statement announcing Umtiti's imminent departure.

"There is an agreement with Lyon"

Speaking on Thursday, Bartomeu said: "An agreement still has to be reached with the player but there is an agreement with Lyon for 25 million euros, plus add-ons.

"We have to talk to the player, who is on international duty with France at the moment. When the tournament finishes, we'll take the relevant steps: medicals, etc.

"Lyon have made it official and we can confirm that it's true, that there is an agreement for the transfer of Umtiti for 25 million euros."

Umtiti trains with the France squad at Euro 2016.