Barcelona are ready to let Samuel Umtiti go this summer according to Diario Sport.
The Frenchman was informed weeks ago that he is not part of the new project as he will not be given regular play at the club.
The Catalan club agreed to allow him to leave on a free transfer or even terminate his contract but he preferred to go on loan.
But the loan move is now proving difficult to close.
The most interested club, Serie A side Fiorentina are only willing to pay half of his wages this means that Barcelona have to help out unless he takes a pay-cut.
Umtiti earns €4m net per season at Barcelona and Fiorentina’s financial standing can not settle a high bill.
They can only pay half of the bill, making the move a difficult one.