Spanish Boss makes transfer statement – Chelsea keen on world class defender

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Barcelona coach Xavi has confirmed that star defender Ronaldo Araujo is happy to continue at the Catalan club amid interest from Chelsea.

Araujo has been a player that has been linked with a move to the Premier League for the last few seasons and he could once again be on the transfer market if Barcelona make a decision on his future.

While the centre-back has been linked with a move away – the 25-year-old has repeatedly stressed his desire to stay at the Catalan outfit.

However, the Uruguay international admits he may not have a great deal of say over his future, with According to a recent report on Sport, Barcelona are prepared to sell their star defender Ronald Araujo in the upcoming summer transfer window for €80m.

It is understood the defender, whose contract expires in 2026, has a €1 billion (£855.6m/$1.1b) release clause and Several top European clubs including Bayern Munich and Manchester United are also keen on signing the Uruguay international.

However – Xavi has come out and stated that the defender is happy at the club and looks set to stay at the club in the summer – Speaking to reporters, the Blaugrana manager said, “I always talk with Roni and he knows what I think. There are zero doubts about his future on my side. He knows what I want for his future and he’s happy here.

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If Barcelona make the decision to sell the defender in the Summer window – he would be a brilliant addition to that CHELSEA side – especially.

But it is very clear what Xavi wants and what the player wants – so he will be staying put for another season at least.

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