Chelsea tipped to land another Barcelona attacker in January

Word stemming from the Spanish media on Friday points towards Chelsea as a potential landing spot for a member of La Liga leaders Barcelona’s attacking ranks.

The player in question? Memphis Depay.

Versatile frontman Depay has endured an altogether frustrating campaign to date in Catalunya.

Owing to a combination of fitness woes and fresh competition for places on the back of the summer arrivals of both Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, the Dutchman has been restricted to a paltry total of just two La Liga appearances.

Hotly tipped for a Barcelona departure over the summer, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of fresh speculation linking Depay with a Camp Nou exit surfacing ahead of the January transfer window.

And one such outfit, as alluded to above, understood to remain keen on the services of the one-time Manchester United man comes in the form of Graham Potter’s Chelsea.

Depay was linked with both the Blues and Italian heavyweights Juventus during the summer, albeit with the latter having been viewed as the frontrunners for his signature.

Now, though, it could well be those in a position of power at Stamford Bridge who view themselves as being in pole position.

This comes amid claims on the part of Spanish outlet Diario AS that Depay looks almost certain to be on the move this January.

And the 28-year-old, for his part, is now open to the possibility of taking his talents to west London, too.

Amid suggestions that his signature could be secured for a measly fee in the region of €5 million, Chelsea, still searching for their identity in the attacking third, could therefore swoop decisively in January to reunite Depay with former Blaugrana teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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