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Chelsea ‘in talks over shock Memphis Depay transfer signing in January after failed move from Barcelona in summer’

CHELSEA are mulling over a move for Memphis Depay after failing to land the Barcelona ace in the summer, according to reports.

The Dutch star has missed a huge chunk of this season with injuries and only appeared for the Catalan club twice the league.

Memphis Depay joined Barcelona in 2021


Memphis Depay joined Barcelona in 2021Credit: EPA

Summer recruitments like Robert Lewandowski has also left Depay potentially surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.

But the 28-year-old could be in for a surprise January move with a good World Cup performance.

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Depay is in the Dutch squad despite his fitness issues and Sports Witness report that an impressive tournament in Qatar could help reignite interest in his signature.

The ex-Manchester United man was previously edging towards a Chelsea move in the summer.

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But Depay decided he wanted to fight for his place at Barcelona despite their new signings.

Now out of favour, a January move is believed to be back on the cards.

Depay’s contract runs out at the end of this season so Chelsea could land him for a cut-price fee.

The Blues have found their attack to be one of their weaknesses this season.


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Graham Potter’s side have gone five league games without a win and collapsed into mid-table.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a bright start but goals have since dried up for the former Arsenal striker.

The forward line has consistently been a problem for Chelsea in recent years.

Neither Timo Werner nor Romelu Lukaku could solve the club’s issues going forward and were let go this summer.

Other stars from around Europe – like Christopher Nkunku, Ousmane Dembele and Rafael Leao – have also been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge to help solve Chelsea’s striking woes.

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