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Liverpool fans given further hope of signing Samuel Umtiti after Barcelona's Champions League exit

Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 31, 2018 in London,...

Liverpool have been linked with Samuel Umtiti, and he is said to be increasingly tempted by a transfer away from Barcelona following the Spanish club's Champions League exit.

Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg Two between AS Roma and FC Barcelona  at Stadio Olimpico on April 10, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

Liverpool look to have been given a significant boost in their rumoured pursuit of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti, according to reports in Spain.

Don Balon recently linked Liverpool as among the admirers of the unsettled France international, who is yet to sign a new contract and has a release clause believed to be around €60million.

Umtiti has shone at Barca and could certainly prove a major upgrade on someone like Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, and it seems Umtiti is now looking increasingly likely to make the move away from the Nou Camp.

An updated report from Don Balon also suggests Umtiti is now all the more open to a move following his side's humiliating exit from the Champions League at the hands of Roma on Wednesday.

Barcelona's French defender Samuel Umtiti heads the ball past Roma's Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko (back) during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between...

The 24-year-old is apparently not the only Barcelona player considering his future, with the report also mentioning Andres Iniesta as feeling his time at the club is now up.

Liverpool fans must be hoping the club is keeping an eye on the centre-back's situation, as he would improve the quality of a squad that had already enjoyed successes this term.

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