Manchester City close in on Barcelona’s Araujo
English Premier League side Manchester City are closing in on a potential deal for Barcelona star Ronald Araujo – according to reports in Super Deporte.
Reports also confirmed that other Premier League sides Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea have also been linked with the 23-year-old Uruguayan international, who has so far been unable to agree a contract extension at Camp Nou.
Araujo’s current deal expires in 2023 and Barca may be forced to cash in on the Uruguay defender this summer, with City now leading the race as they aim to pair the Uruguayan with Ruben Dias in the heart of their defence.
Manchester City can convince Araujo to join them if Barcelona failed to reach an agreement with him. Reports claimed that Barcelona had a secret meeting with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger’s agent today and it could be they are planning ahead of losing the young defender.