LIVE Transfer Talk: Barcelona agree terms with Lyon winger Depay


The coronavirus pandemic has made the transfer market uncertain — and you can find out when the windows open and close here — but here are the rumours floating around Europe’s big leagues and beyond.

TOP STORY: Barcelona agree terms with Lyon winger Depay

Barcelona are trying to rebuild their squad, even if the future of their star player Lionel Messi is still up in the air.

With a new Dutch coach, Ronald Koeman, in at Camp Nou, the club have targeted a host of Dutch players and newspaper Algemeen Dagblad says they have agreed terms with Lyon winger Memphis Depay.

Depay, 26, has one year left on his contract and told NOS earlier this week that “I never said I want to leave … I feel good about myself but also have my dreams. I have always expressed that too.” Lyon reached the semifinals of the Champions League last season but missed out on Europe after only securing a seventh-place finish in Ligue 1, and talk of a €40m move for Depay has increased,

Elsewhere, Koeman has insisted that Barcelona sign Georginio Wijnaldum, sources have told ESPN’s Alex Kirkland and Moises Llorens, and wants the club to do whatever it takes to land the Liverpool midfielder.

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– Bournemouth have rejected an offer between £13m-£15m for striker Callum Wilson from Aston Villa.

– Fulham are in talks with Torino over a season-long loan for former Chelsea full-back Ola Aina.

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11.21 BST: Bayer Leverkusen have an update.

A statement on Twitter read: “Kai Havertz has left the Stuttgart headquarters of the German national team to clarify matters surrounding a potential move to Chelsea. This took place after a discussion with Bayer 04 and DFB leadership.”

Havertz, 21, will undergo a medical today with Chelsea on the verge of completing an €80m move (plus €20m in add-ons) that will see the midfielder sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.

The medical is not expected to raise any issues and the Blues are set to confirm Havertz as a Chelsea player by the end of the week, taking their summer spending spree past £200m with the acquisitions of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell in addition to free signings Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr.

It is, however, at this stage unclear when Havertz could make his Chelsea debut given the quarantine situation involving Switzerland, who Germany face in the Nations League on Sunday.

10.50 BST: Manchester United’s interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago triggers an unwanted reminder to some at Old Trafford of the club’s first attempt to sign the player seven years ago, only for a deal to be vetoed by then-manager David Moyes.

Prior to announcing his retirement as United manager in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson had set up a £17m transfer for…



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