Bayern Munich is determined to strengthen its defense and is not giving up on Ronald Araujo. The 24-year-old Uruguayan international, who is currently under contract with Barcelona until June 2026, is considered the best center-back in the world by the Bavarians.
However, the deal is complicated. The Catalan club has no intention of selling its prized asset, despite interest from other clubs. The Bayern Munich board is not giving up hope, though. According to Sky Germany , the German champions are willing to pay more than €70 million for Araujo. AS, on the other hand, reports that the offer could be as high as €80 million.
These are significant sums that confirm Bayern’s interest in Araujo. Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel has called the defender to persuade him to join the club. However, it is unlikely that an agreement will be reached this month, as the signing of Eric Dier is also being discussed.
If the deal falls through this winter, Bayern has already planned to return to the table this summer. The Bavarians are hoping to take advantage of Barcelona’s financial difficulties, which could force the Catalan club to sell players in the coming months.