Barcelona have opened talks to sign Memphis Depay on a free transfer this summer but have yet to come to an agreement with the Lyon captain, according to reports in Spain.
The 27-year-old’s contract at the Ligue 1 side expires in June and he has been heavily linked with joining up with compatriot Ronald Koeman at the Camp Nou later this year.
The Netherlands star reportedly agreed personal terms with the Catalan giants right at the end of last year’s summer transfer window, but a move eventually fell through due to a lack of player sales at Barcelona.
But now Catalan TV station Esport3 report the club are renegotiating a deal to sign Depay six months on, but add that he is being offered half or slightly more than half than what he was presented with in October.
The same outlet adds Depay has better financial offers from Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan, but that the player ultimately wants to play under Koeman for Barcelona.
The report mentions Depay’s representatives travelled to Barcelona two weeks ago to begin negotiations with new director of football Mateu Alemany, who was brought into the role following the election of president Joan Laporta in March.
Koeman remains keen to sign Depay as he looks to strengthen his attacking reinforcements ahead of next season, but Mundo Deportivo add not everyone in the club is convinced by the pursuit.