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Arsenal have failed with an attempt for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

Sport says Arsenal made a move for the France international after the decision was made to sell Laurent Koscielny to Bordeaux.

Indeed, the Gunners made an offer of €58m for Umtiti this week.

However, the defender informed Barca management he wasn’t interested in the move, despite losing his first-choice status last season.

Umtiti flew to the United States and Miami for Barca’s promotional tour, two days before the closure of the English transfer window.