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Barcelona finalising €25m deal for Lyon’s Memphis Depay

Barcelona are close to signing Lyon forward Memphis Depay, according to Catalonia’s top newspaper La Vanguardia.

Depay, 26, has been linked with the Catalan club following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as head coach.

Koeman was in charge of the Netherlands previously and had a very good relationship with Depay.

If the latest reports are to be believed, Depay will soon be working with Koeman again at Camp Nou.

La Vanguardia claims Barcelona are on the verge of signing Depay for €25m by the ‘express request’ of Koeman.

Depay in, Suarez out?

Depay would reinforce Barca’s frontline with Luis Suarez expected to leave the club, possibly for Juventus.

The former Manchester United player only has a year left on his Lyon contract, which would explain the low transfer fee.

Depay has been a sensation since heading to France with 57 goals and 43 assists in 139 appearances.

In OL’s first game of the new Ligue 1 season, Depay scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Dijon.

He could be one of two Dutch internationals to join Barcelona this summer, with Koeman also keen on Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

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