ARSENAL have reportedly made an inquiry to Barcelona about the possibility of signing striker Memphis Depay this summer.
The Dutch centre-forward, 28, only joined the Catalan club last year after joining on a free transfer when his contract with Lyon expired.
He has recorded 13 goals and two assists in 37 games in all competitions for the Blaugrana but his future at the Nou Camp is in doubt.
Depay’s contract at Barcelona expires next summer and Xavi’s side could decide to sack him in the upcoming transfer window so as not to lose him for nothing.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is known to be in the market for two centre-forwards, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah set to become free agents.
Manchester City ace Gabriel Jesus has been heavily linked with the north London team’s plan to lure him away from the Etihad.
Meanwhile, PSV ace Cody Gakpo has also emerged as a potential option for Arsenal.
Last month it was claimed Depay was on Arsenal’s radar after being “seduced” by several Premier League clubs.
As well as the Gunners, Everton and Newcastle are said to have been interested in the former Manchester United flop.
And it has now been reported that Arsenal have stepped up their pursuit of the 77-cap international.
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According to ABC, Arsenal have made an inquiry to Barca to estimate how much they would have to spend to bring Depay to the Emirates.
The Spanish outlet also add that West Ham and Juventus are keeping an eye on the player.
Barca are expected to drop up to nine first-team stars due to their financial situation.
Besides Depay, the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Sergino Dest and Clement Lenglet could also be allowed to leave.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5365807/arsenal-memphis-depay-enquiry-barcelona-transfer/ Arsenal ‘place transfer request on Man Utd Memphis Depay flop’ as Mikel Arteta seeks summer move for Barcelona forward