Chelsea submit offer for Ronald Araujo

Chelsea have reportedly sounded out a move to Ronald Araujo with an offer of sorts, as the defender’s Barcelona future remains uncertain. 

According to Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness, Chelsea have sounded out a move for Ronald Araujo as they have reportedly made an offer to sign him in the summer. The proposal may not have landed on Barcelona’s desk yet, with the Catalan side yet to determine the defender’s immediate future. 

Chelsea in Ronald Araujo’s chase

Chelsea are in the market with renewed vigour having somewhat solved their PSR or FFP issues with some off-beat thinking. However, the Blues are now concentrated on bringing in a new manager after dispensing off with Mauricio Pochettino, with the club also preparing summer transfer plans in the background. 

One of their essential requirements would be to bring in a new defender to replace the outgoing Thiago Silva. The Veteran Brazilian announced his departure a few weeks ago, and will leave a big gap at the back for the club to fill. Ronald Araujo has been a player of interest for the Blues, although there are a few other notable sides like Manchester United and Bayern Munich chasing his signature as well. 

Araujo’s current deal expires in 2026, and the report states there’s still no news on what Barcelona is thinking about his future. Chelsea have reportedly proposed the 25-year-old Barcelona mainstay and sounded out about a move ahead of the summer window. 

Chelsea would anticipate a huge asking price for the Uruguayan international, as he’s considered one of the main stars on the Catalan side. Whether Araujo is also open to the idea of joining the Blues remains the question, but the significant doubts will circle Barcelona as they might not want to sell him without a fight. 

Will Barcelona sell Araujo?

There’s no doubt that the 25-year-old Barcelona mainstay is one of the club s key players, and they might have planned many future seasons with the Uruguayan in the side. However, there’s the big issue of finances looming big over the Catalan side, which might force their hand and sell some of their stars, including Araujo. 

However, the report indicates that with Araujo entering the final two years of his contract, Barcelona might offer him a new deal. In the scenario that he refuses to sign fresh terms, the club may have no choice but to sell him, in which case teams like Chelsea will be waiting in the wings. 

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