Barcelona refuse to sell Ronald Araujo and Bayern Munich choose plan B from PSG

The German side are looking for a top level defender for next season.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

Bayern need defenders.
Bayern need defenders.
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Bayern Munich are going through a huge crisis this season. After eleven consecutive years winning the Bundesliga title, now Bayer Leverkusen came along and surprised them by taking an eight-point lead in the standings that makes it hard to imagine a comeback at the end of the tournament.

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Add to that the poor performances they have shown over the last few months, including eliminations in the German Super Cup against RB Leipzig and in the German Cup against Saarbrucken, a team from Germany's third division. And if the problems on the field were not enough, now details have emerged about conflicts in the locker room between some players of the squad and Thomas Tuchel and his assistants. In fact, it was confirmed that the coach will leave once the season ends.

With this scenario, the club's chiefs are not only looking for a manager to replace Tuchel, but also for top players who can help improve the team next season. One of the sectors of the field where Bayern Munich need new faces is in defense. Kim Min-Jae has shown good performances, but Dayot Upamecano and Mathijs De Ligt have not lived up to expectations.

That is why the Bavarian side targeted Ronald Araujo. The Uruguayan defender is one of Barcelona's most important players and his level has attracted the attention of several European giants. However, reports indicate that Los Blaugranas have no intention of selling him next summer, despite their serious financial problems.

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Plan B

Knowing that signing Araujo will be difficult, Bayern Munich are analyzing other alternatives. And, according to Sport, they have targeted Marquinhos. The Brazilian defender has been with Paris Saint-Germain for eleven years and is a star of the team, but has received offers from Premier League clubs and could leave next summer. However, for that it will be necessary to negotiate with PSG, as he has a contract there until 2028.

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