ARSENAL target Samuel Umtiti has reportedly FAILED his medical at Rennes as an exit from Barcelona continues to evade him.
The 28-year-old Frenchman has been told by Barca boss Xavi that he does not feature in his plans at the Nou Camp.
And he appeared set to secure a loan move to Ligue 1 side Rennes for the 2022/23 campaign.
But, as reported by TV3 via Mundo Deportivo, the deal has now fallen through as Umtiti failed to pass his medical.
It is a major blow to the centre-back – who was offered to Arsenal earlier this summer.
However, he could still depart the Catalan giants despite his contract running until 2026.
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The new report states that Barcelona may choose to terminate his contract if they do not receive a suitable bid.
That is because he is surplus to requirements following the arrival of Andreas Christensen.
Spanish centre-half Cesar Azpilicueta is also being linked with a move to the LaLiga side.
However, Barca are currently struggling to register new players Christensen and Franck Kessie due to their critical financial situation.
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The European giants are in huge amounts of debt and keen to offload any deadwood within the squad.
As a result, they want to move Umtiti on despite the fact that he only signed a reduced contract last summer.
He agreed to slash his own wages in order to enable new signing Ferran Torres to register with the club after leaving Manchester City in a £50million deal.
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