Barcelona set huge asking price for defensive star

Barcelona will not accept less than €100m in any summer transfer offers for Ronald Araujo.

The Uruguayan international is a vital part of Xavi Hernandez’s plans for next season but the club are keen to raise transfer funds via player sales.

Barcelona’s position indicates they do not want to sell Araujo, but could be open to changing that stance, if a huge bid comes in for the 25-year-old.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Premier League side Manchester United are both interested in Araujo but are currently unlikely to match that price.

As per the latest update from Diario Sport, Barcelona are keeping all options available, and could also offer the defender a contract extension beyond 2026.

Both Bayern and United can offer a better salary than Barcelona, and that could be a factor in a possible negotiation, if either is willing to make a formal transfer bid.

Barcelona will not actively look to encourage rival teams to come forward, but they are prioritising a major financial injection, with Xavi well covered in central defence.