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Barcelona star rejected Chelsea and Man City offers

Barcelona star rejected Chelsea and Man City offers

Ronald Araujo news

Araujo made a financial sacrifice to continue at Barca
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Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo reportedly turned down approaches from Chelsea and Manchester City to extend his stay with the club.

The Uruguay international was heavily linked with a Premier League move earlier this year amid doubts regarding his contract.

Araujo was about to enter the final year of his deal, and there were suggestions that he could secure a move to the English top-flight.

Chelsea and Manchester City were among those interested, but Araujo reportedly made a financial sacrifice to continue with Barcelona.

According to Sport, the central defender received lucrative offers from England, but he was always determined to stay at the Catalan giants.

Araujo put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract in April this year, and he will be hoping that he can establish himself as an undisputed starter.

The 23-year-old has featured in seven of Barcelona's eight games this term. Two of those appearances have come from the right back position.

Araujo is currently with the Uruguayan national side for their upcoming international friendlies against Iran and Canada being played in Europe.