Barcelona striker Memphis Depay could join Chelsea before the transfer window closes, according to reports.
The Dutchman, who was previously linked with moves to Juventus, Tottenham and Manchester United, could now bet on a late transfer to Stamford Bridge and follow Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
According to Spanish newspaper Diario AS, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is seen as a big fan of the forward given he offers plenty of flexibility in the final third.
The reports go on to claim that the Blues ‘have sent an important proposal’ to the player, who is evaluating the move.
Depay, 28, joined Barcelona from Lyon on a free transfer in June 2021, reuniting with former Dutch boss Ronald Koeman.
The Dutch international made 43 appearances in all competitions in his first two seasons at Barca, scoring 18 goals.
The addition of Depay to Chelsea could go a long way in helping Tuchel’s side fill the void left by Timo Werner, who joined RB Leipzig in the summer in a £25m deal.
Chelsea have also agreed a deal to sign striker Aubameyang in a move that will see full-back Marcos Alonso go the other way.
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Tuchel’s side are reportedly paying around £10million for Aubameyang’s services.
The Gabon international joined Barcelona from Arsenal in January and is believed to be a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who was loaned out to Inter earlier in the window.
Chelsea are also reportedly interested in Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez, but it remains to be seen if the player moves before the window closes at 11pm.
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