Barcelona are ready to send defender Samuel Umtiti on loan, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The centre-back, who is not in the club’s or Ronald Koeman’s plans, is aiming for a return to Ligue 1.

Marseille could be his new team. The good relationship between Pablo Longoria, OM’s sporting director, and Mateu Alemany, Barça’s director of football, has been evident with the pending transfer of Konrad de la Fuente to the Ligue 1 club.

The Catalan club are working on a loan with an option to buy.