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Manchester United interested in Barcelona centre-back?

Araujo on Man Utd radar


Manchester United are reportedly monitoring the future of Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo.

The Uruguayan has entered the final 18 months of his contract, and he has yet to agree a renewal.

The Blaugrana are keen on extending his stay, but there has been an impasse due to his wage demands.

The 22-year-old is eyeing a significant wage hike, and it is claimed that he could leave in the summer.

According to Sport, the Red Devils are aware of the situation, and have made contact with his entourage.

United signed a new centre-back in Raphael Varane last summer, but there remains a concern defensively.

Harry Maguire has had a disappointing campaign while Victor Lindelof and Varane have also been inconsistent.

Araujo could be pursued in the summer. His arrival could coincide with the exits of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones.

Bailly is eager to leave the club amid his lack of game time. Jones is also eyeing a fresh challenge elsewhere.


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