Liverpool 'in talks with Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo over a move to Anfield... while Chelsea also hold an interest in the Uruguay international' amid uncertain futures over Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen

Ronald Araujo's current Barcelona contract runs until 2023 at the Nou CampAs it stands, the LaLiga giants have not opened talks over a new deal for himLiverpool are interested, while Chelsea are also reportedly weighing a move up 

Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with highly-rated young Barcelona  defender Ronald Araujo.

According to El Nacional, the Reds are prepared to double his wages in order to tempt him into making a move to Anfield.

The 22-year-old’s contract expires in 2023, so Barcelona could be tempted to cash in on him while they can still command a transfer fee. 

Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with highly-rated  Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo

Liverpool have reportedly opened talks with highly-rated  Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo

Chelsea have also been linked with a move amid uncertainty over the futures of centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

Both defenders are currently in the middle of a transfer stand-off with the Stamford Bridge club.

Araujo is a Uruguay international and has played 14 times for Barcelona so far this season, scoring once.

Jurgen Klopp already has five options at his disposal for Liverpool's centre-back position

Jurgen Klopp already has five options at his disposal for Liverpool’s centre-back position

Jurgen Klopp currently has an array of central defensive options at the disposal at Anfield.

Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have recovered from long-term injuries that sidelined them for large swathes of last season.

Liverpool also signed Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig in the summer, while Nathaniel Phillips is also still at Anfield and signed a new contract earlier this year. 

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