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Chelsea join the race to sign €100 million-rated Man United target this summer

Chelsea join the race to sign €100 million-rated Man United target this summer

Chelsea have been linked with the move for the Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo.

The 25-year-old central defender has been linked with the move away from the club and Manchester United are keeping tabs on him as well.

According to Fichajes, Chelsea are looking to sign the Uruguay international as a potential replacement for Thiago Silva who will leave the club in the summer. The Brazilian international will be a free agent in the summer and he will need to be replaced adequately.

Araujo has proven his quality in the Spanish league and he is certainly good enough for the Premier League. He could prove to be a quality acquisition for Chelsea next season. The Blues will not be able to provide him with Champions League football next season and it remains to be seen whether they can convince him to join.

Despite their struggles in recent seasons, Chelsea are one of the biggest clubs in the world and the opportunity to join them could be quite tempting for most players.

Ronald Araujo to Chelsea or Manchester United?

Man United want to sign Ronald Araujo as well

Meanwhile, they will face competition from Manchester United who are in need of defensive enforcement as well. Jonny Evans will be a free agent in the summer and the likes of Harry Maguire have been linked with a move away from the club. Manchester United must look to bring in a reliable partner for Lisandro Martinez.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United will be attractive destinations for the player and it will be interesting to see where the 25-year-old ends up. The defender is reportedly valued at €100 million and it will be interesting to see if Chelsea and Manchester United are ready to break the bank for him.

A club of Chelsea’s stature and should be competing in the Champions League regularly and pushing for trophies. They must look to plug the gaps in their squad during the summer transfer window and signing a quality central defender should be a top priority.

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