Chelsea could be poised for another raid on Barcelona, with the Blues considering a last-minute shock for Memphis Depay, who have been given the green light to leave the Nou Camp after agreeing a deal to sign team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Chelsea are on the verge of completing a stunning double signing on Deadline Day
- The Blues have agreed deals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria
- They are also considering the option of Aubameyang teammate Memphis Depay
- The Dutch forward has received permission to leave Barcelona this summer
Chelsea complete deadline-day deals for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and midfielder Denis Zakaria and may not be finished there in terms of arrivals.
With the Aubameyang deal already agreed with Barcelona, a last-ditch deal for Memphis Depay is also under scrutiny.
The former Manchester United striker was on the verge of a move to Juventus last month and was given permission to leave Barcelona and could follow Aubameyang to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea are considering a deadline day move for Barcelona striker Memphis Depay
Thomas Tuchel is looking to make Depay his third signing on the final day of the window
Since the arrival of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in July – when the Dutchman was stripped of his No 9 shirt – Depay has been cleared the way to leave the Catalan side.
Shortly after, as Barcelona rushed to sell players so they could register their signings, he was linked with potential moves to Juventus, Manchester United and Tottenham.
But it seems Thomas Tuchel’s side are leading the race for the 28-year-old, who scored 13 goals in 38 games in his first season for Barcelona.
He only spent a year with the Catalan side but was already deemed redundant following the arrival of Lewandowski and Raphinha from Leeds.
The Dutchman has only spent a year in Spain, but is considered overwhelmed
Chelsea and Barcelona have finally agreed on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Meanwhile, the Blues have already struck a deadline-day deal for his Barcelona team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Juventus’ Denis Zakaria.
Talks over the Aubameyang have been going on for weeks and the Blues have long been optimistic about their chances of a deal, having now agreed a £12million deal.
sports mail understands Chelsea have the option to buy the 25-year-old midfielder for £30m once his loan period ends.
After efforts to sign Edson Alvarez from Ajax and Ibrahim Sangare from PSV Eindhoven failed, Chelsea turned their attention to the 6ft 3in Switzerland international, who joined Juventus for £4million in January after leaving Borussia Monchengladbach.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11170861/Chelsea-set-raid-Barcelona-Blues-exploring-Memphis-Depay.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Chelsea could be set for another raid on Barcelona, with the Blues eyeing a move for Memphis Depay