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Man United moving in for €100m Barcelona star amid contract talks stall this summer



Man United moving in for €100m Barcelona star amid contract talks stall this summer

Manchester United could be well-placed to fill a crucial need when the transfer window opens

Manchester United’s need for a new centre-back this summer has been well-documented in recent weeks.

After Monday night’s 4-0 thrashing a Crystal Palace, the Red Devils’ defensive issues again came to a head, with a combination of injuries, depth, form and tactics at the back all contributing to another demoralising defeat.

With Sir Jim Ratcliffe preparing for his first summer transfer window steering the club’s football operations, bringing in a new centre-back is likely to be high on his to-do list.

One player to be linked with a switch to Old Trafford earlier this month in the Spanish press was Barcelona centre-back Ronald Araujo, with Sport detailing that Barca would be willing to sell the Uruguay international should they receive a bid of €100million, and that the Red Devils were keen on the player.

On the back of this purported interest, Mundo Deportivo have an update on Araujo’s contract situation which could encourage Manchester United.

They claim that Barcelona have offered a new deal to Arajo, but the defender has not yet responded, reporting that he is in ‘no hurry’ to put pen to paper and if Barcelona don’t get an answer in the coming weeks, the door could open to him being put up for sale.

The 25-year-old’s current deal runs until 2026 and has a prohibitive €1billion release clause.

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