Transfer Talk: Araújo may leave Barça as Man Utd circle

The summer transfer window is open across Europe, and there is plenty of gossip swirling around. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Araújo could leave Barca, linked to Man United

Barcelona could part ways with centre-back Ronald Araújo this summer, reports Sport.

The Blaugrana are reported to have made no progress during contract talks with the 25-year-old of late, and they have no plans to improve their previous offer to extend his deal.

Araújo is one of the players that the LaLiga side are considering moving on in the current window, with the club required to offload players before making any new acquisitions. He entered the final two years of his contract at the start of the month and was previously linked with Manchester United, Barca believe that he could already have a significant offer proposed to him by the Red Devils.

It is said that a proposal worth a minimum of £75 million will be required to land the Uruguay international, who has been in impressive form while representing his national team at the Copa América.

PAPER GOSSIP

– Talks are set to take place between Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and a negotiator from the Saudi Pro League, reports Rudy Galetti. Al Ittihad and Al Nassr are reported to be the two clubs at the front of the queue for the 33-year-old, who recently entered the final year of his contract at the Etihad Stadium. While De Bruyne has yet to commit his future in either direction, it is said that he is open to exploring a move to Saudi Arabia.

– A new approach is possible from West Ham United for Nice centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo, reports Sky Sports Deutschland’s Florian Plettenberg. The Hammers had an offer worth in the region of €35m rejected for the 24-year-old, but the latest indicates that they remain in the race for his signature. Todibo has been capped twice by the French national team.

Internazionale are closing in on a move to sign USMNT and Venezia midfielder Tanner Tessmann, reports Fabrizio Romano. The final details are required for the Nerazzurri to land the 22-year-old, in a deal that will see him return to Venezia for one season on loan. Tessmann has been at Venezia since the summer of 2021 when joining from FC Dallas.

Tottenham Hotspur are lining up a move for Stade Rennais midfielder Désiré Doué, reports Team Talk. Spurs are said to be keen to continue their work in the transfer window after securing a deal for Archie Gray, but it is reported that the Ligue 1 club could demand a fee in the region of £50m. Doue, 19, contributed to eight goals in 31 league games last season.

– An offer worth £30m has been rejected by Leeds United from Brighton & Hove Albion for attacking midfielder Georginio Rutter, reports Leeds Live. Manager Daniel Farke is reported to be planning to make the 22-year-old a key part of his plans for next season, in which the EFL Championship side are aiming to secure promotion. The Elland Road hierarchy are believed to be braced to receive offers for their top players this summer, with clubs aware of their current financial situation.