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Premier League clubs monitoring Barca's Araujo and Gavi

Premier League clubs are said to be monitoring the ongoing contract disputes between Barca and players Ronald Araujo and Gavi, as well as Dembele.

Centre-back Araujo’s current deal expires in 2024 and he is currently one of the lowest-paid players in the squad despite establishing himself as first-choice alongside Gerard Pique this season.

Barca are said to have made a final ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer to the 23-year-old, which would triple his current B-team-level salary, but sources in Spain have told Sky Sports News that Premier League clubs would be willing him pay him more. 

The 17-year-old midfielder sensation Gavi finds himself in a similar situation, with just over two years left on his youth terms, and in disagreement over his first pro-deal at the club. 

Barcelona are said to value him as an academy graduate that has recently broken into the first-team, but the player feels he should on par with Spain international regulars, which he has become since making his debut for Luis Enrique’s vibrant young team last October.

Gavi’s situation is also said to be being monitored closely by big clubs across Europe, including from the Premier League, although Liverpool are understood to have no plans to sign him despite reports in Spain that they are interested.

Barca vice-president Yuste said this week: "We are working to the best of our abilities to keep Gavi and Araujo at the club. I am optimistic. The players are happy here.”

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