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The police attack on Michel, a black man who is a producer at Black Gold Studios, made headlines in France this Thursday. Barcelona players Antoine Griezmann and Samuel Umtiti and Sevilla centre-back Jules Koundé reacted to the attack.
Barcelona released the squad list for this Saturday's match with Atletico Madrid (21:00 CET) at the Wanda Metropolitano. Ronald Koeman gets back Philippe Coutinho, who has been given the all clear, while he has lost Busquets and Umtiti to injury.
Barcelona seems determined to get rid of four players during the next winter market. Those that seem to be in their last days as Azulgranas are; Junior Firpo, Samuel Umtiti, Matheus Fernandes and Martin Braithwaite.
Barca announced their squad for their match against Alavés. There is no room for goalkeeper Ter Stegen, still sidelined through injury. Araujo, Umtiti, and Coutinho are all still out too but Riqui Puig stays dropped as a tactical decision.
Marc-André ter Stegen and Samuel Umtiti were the big additions in FC Barcelona's training. It is expected that the German goalkeeper will be able to play in the game against Alaves.
Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona player, confessed that he had contact with Lyon in the summer, although his exit did not materialise.
According to the newspaper 'L'Équipe', Olympique Lyon have made contact with Umtiti's team in order to find out whether or not he would be interested in returning to the French club. The centre-back is one of Rudi García's requests, although the move would certainly rely on the departure of Memphis Depay.
Lyon have publically acknowledged that they would be delighted to have FC Barcelona player, Samuel Umtiti. However, Juninho, the club's sporting director, and Rudi García, their manager, see the deal complicated due to the high wage of the CB.
Yannick Umtiti broke the silence there was on the central defender's situation. In comments to 'foot01.com', the brother and agent of Samuel Umtiti admitted that he is looking for a team for Samuel despite the player not wanting to leave. He spoke about Lyon as a good option, although he thinks it will be difficult.
According to the newspaper 'Sport', Ronald Koeman has reportedly asked Barcelona that they quickly manage the departures of Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, and Samuel Umtiti, the four unwanted players by the Dutch manager.
Barca have gotten to work to make a profound change in their squad, a change that involves the immediate departure of seven players. The newspaper 'AS' has already put a name and surname to them: Arthur, Junior, Rakitic, Braithwaite, Umtiti, Arturo Vidal and Dembélé.
Samuel Umtiti has already told Barcelona that his plan is to stay at the Camp Nou. Despite the footballer's firm intentions, the club want to sell him. According to 'Mundo Deportivo', before his knee injury, several Ligue 1 and Premier League clubs were interested in him.
The French CB, who has had injury after injury in the last two years, isn't in Barcelona's long term project. According to 'Sport', he already knows it and is aiming for Italy.