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Lyon's Memphis Depay 'wants Barcelona move this summer'

Memphis Depay 'wants Barcelona move this summer'
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Lyon attacker Memphis Depay is reportedly desperate to move to Barcelona, but a deal could hinge on whether Lionel Messi pens a new deal at Camp Nou or not.

Lyon attacker Memphis Depay reportedly has his sights set on a move to Barcelona this summer in order to link up with Ronald Koeman once again.

The Netherlands international has led a Gones title charge during the 2020-21 Ligue 1 campaign, but his contract situation remains unchanged and he is set to become a free agent at the end of the season.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has talked up the prospect of Depay penning a new deal at the Groupama Stadium, but the former Manchester United man supposedly wants to call time on his Lyon career.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Depay is pining for a move to Barcelona, as president Joan Laporta prepares to sit down with Koeman and discuss transfer targets during the international break.

However, the report also states that Depay's proposed arrival in Catalonia could hinge on Lionel Messi's future, as the six-time Ballon d'Or winner is allegedly considering a u-turn on his contract stance due to Barcelona's improved form.

Depay has scored 14 goals and assisted nine more for Lyon during the top-flight campaign, but he was powerless to stop Rudi Garcia's side from losing 4-2 to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.

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· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
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