ARSENAL have reportedly submitted an enquiry to Barcelona over the possibility of signing striker Memphis Depay this summer.
The Dutch centre-forward, 28, only linked up with the Catalan club last year after joining on a free transfer after his contract at Lyon expired.
He has chipped in with 13 goals and two assists in 37 matches in all competitions for the Blaugrana, but his future at the Nou Camp is in question.
Depay’s deal at Barcelona expires next summer, and Xavi’s side could decide to offload him in the upcoming transfer window to avoid losing 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 as the North London outfit plan to prise him away from the Etihad.
Meanwhile PSV ace Cody Gakpo has also emerged as a potential option for Arsenal.
It was claimed last month how Depay was on Arsenal’s radar after being ‘seduced’ by several Premier League clubs.
As well as the Gunners, Everton and Newcastle were said to be 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.
According to ABC, Arsenal have lodged an enquiry to Barca to gauge how much they would need to fork out to bring Depay to the Emirates.
The Spanish outlet also adds that West Ham and Juventus are keeping tabs on the player.
Barca are understood to be set to offload up to nine first-team stars due to their financial situation.
In addition to Depay, the likes of Frenkie de Jong, Sergino Dest and Clement Lenglet could all be allowed to depart.