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Barcelona rumour round-up: Man Utd want to swap Raphinha for Sancho, Bayern still chasing Ronald Araujo

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Man Utd propose Sancho - Raphinha swap

Today’s rumors start with news that Manchester United have been on the phone to Barcelona to suggest swapping Jadon Sancho for Raphinha.

Sancho has been exiled at United after falling out with Erik ten Hag and looks to have no future at the club while the Dutchman is in charge.

Diario Sport reckon the Red Devils would be happy to send Sancho in Barcelona’s direction as long as Raphinha comes the other way and moves to Old Trafford.

United know that nobody will pay a large fee for Sancho and so are trying to find a way to offload him in a potential swap deal.

Sport reckon “it will be important to know” what Deco thinks about the idea. The Brazilian used to be Raphinha’s agent before taking up his post as sporting director at Barca.

Bayern speak to Araujo’s agent

Back in Spain and reporter Adrian Sanchez has the latest on Bayern Munich’s interest in Ronald Araujo.

The word is that the Bavarian giants did speak to Araujo’s agent on the phone to firm up their interest in the Uruguay international.

However, Araujo’s agent made it clear that the defender only wants to stay at Barcelona and really isn’t interested in Bayern at the moment.

Yet that may not have deterred Bayern completely. Sporting director Christoph Freund has been asked about Araujo and kept his cards pretty close to his chest.

“I don’t want to make a statement on that,” he said. “The transfer window is approaching. Generally speaking — there are some talks, but I don’t want to say anything about that in detail.”

Bayern know a deal for Araujo will be really difficult to do, but you get the feeling this isn’t the last we’ve heard about their interest in Araujo.

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