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Bayern to return for Araujo in summer, believe they have ‘small chance’ of landing Barcelona ace

The defender will not move in January

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Bayern Munich reportedly plan to try and sign Ronald Araujo in the summer after being told he won’t move in the January window.

Araujo has emerged as a transfer target for the Bavarian giants, with Thomas Tuchel said to be a big fan of the Uruguay international.

The latest update on the situation comes from Germany, and a report that Bayern have been told Araujo won’t move this winter but aren’t giving up hope of landing the defender.

Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg says Bayern would have been willing to pay a “mega fee” for Araujo and that he remains a “dream target” for Tuchel.

It’s also claimed that Bayern believe they have a “small chance” of landing Araujo in the summer transfer window.

It’s thought that Barcelona could look to hand Araujo a contract extension at the club in a bid to keep hold of the defender and fend off interest in his services.

Araujo is contracted to the Catalan giants until 2026 and has a release clause set at a whopping €1 billion.

There’s no suggestion that Araujo is interested in leaving Barcelona, but the club’s financial situation means huge offers for key stars may have to be entertained next summer.

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