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FC Barcelona News: 12 December 2023; Preparations begin for Royal Antwerp, Ronald Araujo to Bayern Munich rumors heating up

A round-up of the latest Barcelona news and rumors

FC Barcelona v Girona - LaLiga EA Sports Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

The squad for Antwerp - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have already sealed qualification from Group H of the Champions League and barring some freak results on Wednesday, will be doing so as group winners. It means the final game is a relatively meaningless one as far as the bigger picture is concerned, so Xavi may well use it as a chance to rest more regular players and experiment with others.

When and where to watch Royal Antwerp v FC Barcelona - FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have already qualified, but there's still one game to play and it's a trip to Belgium to face a side that will be hoping to bow out of Europe with at least a point after losing its first five games.

Manchester United propose swap deal with Barcelona for Jadon Sancho - Football España
Barcelona and Manchester United are both operating below expectations, and that is the case for some of their star signings in recent seasons, with both sides considering their options. One of those players that Erik ten Hag is keen to move on from is Jadon Sancho, with the English winger reportedly lacking in discipline.

Barcelona not interested in swap deal for Manchester United star involving Raphinha - Football España
Barcelona are not entertaining the idea of bringing in Manchester United misfit Jadon Sancho this January, according to the latest in Barcelona. Erik ten Hag has made up his mind on Sancho, and with United accepting they will struggle to recoup the €85m they spent on him, there were reports they had offered a swap deal to Barcelona.

Bayern Munich willing to submit record bid to Barcelona for Ronald Araujo if he gives green light - Football España
Bayern Munich are willing to break their transfer record to bring in Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo, as per the latest reports. The Uruguayan has been made their top target, and reportedly Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel phoned him last Friday in order to convince him to swap Barcelona for Bavaria.

Bayern Munich Sporting Director responds to Ronald Araujo links - 'There are some talks' - Football España
After news broke last week that Bayern had made Araujo a top target, manager Thomas Tuchel told the press that he ‘also spoke to his mother’ on Friday, following rumours of a phone call with the Uruguayan. The reporting in Spain is that the Blaugrana defender is content at the club, although some claim he could be open to a move next summer.

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