The new contract from Barcelona that will be signed by Ronald Araujo 

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BARCA PREVIOUSLY OFFERED ARAUJO WITH AN AMOUNT OF 5 MILLION EUROS ANNUALLY.

AS SOURCES SAY, THAT THE MONEY ON OFFER FROM THE PREMIERE LEAGUE WAS WORTH ALMOST A DOUBLE . 

HOWEVER, BARCA NOW HAVE INCREASED THE PROPOSAL WITH THE PLAYER'S AGENT FLAVIO PERCHMAN, 

REVEALING AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SPORTING DIRECTOR MATEU ALEMANY ON TUESDAY.

PERCHMAN SAYS THE REPORTERS "IT'S CLOSE, RONALD WANTS TO STAY AT THE CLUB."

ARAUJO HAS BEEN ON THE SAME DEAL WITH BARCA SINCE 2018. HE WAS ONE OF THE LOWEST-PAID PLAYERS WHEN HE JOINED THE "B-TEAM" AND WAS PAID AN INITIAL WORTH OF 2 MILLION EUROS. 

TARAUJO'S DEAL IS DUE TO EXPIRE IN 2023 AND ESPN'S REPORT, MANCHESTER UNITED AND LIVERPOOL WERE WILLING TO SIGN THE URUGUAY INTERNATIONAL. 

ARAUJO, GERARD PIQUE AND ERIC GARCIA ARE BARCA'S FIRST CHOICE CENTRE-BACKS UNDER XAVI, WITH CHRISTENSEN SET TO COMPETE WITH THEM FROM THE SUMMER ONWARDS. 

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