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Barcelona open talks to sign former Manchester United star

Barcelona open talks to sign former Manchester United star

Memphis Depay news

Barcelona enter Memphis Depay contract talks

Barcelona have entered talks with Memphis Depay over a free transfer this summer, a report from OnzeTV3 claims.

The Dutchman has been with Lyon for the past four years, but he could leave them when his contract expires in June.

He was keen on making the switch to Barcelona last summer, but the deal fell through as the club could not meet the price tag.

He will be available on a Bosman deal this summer, and the club have already made contact to negotiate a pre-contract.

Depay, who was formerly with Manchester United, has had a fine season for Lyon, registering 20 goals and nine assists from 35 games.

He is reportedly the top target for Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman, having previously managed him with the Netherlands.

Depay is also excited with the prospect of a reunion, and is prepared to reject Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.

Lyon are currently fourth in Ligue 1, but they are just three points behind league leaders Lille.