Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Memphis Depay in the January transfer window

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Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign Memphis Depay in the January transfer window. It also claims that Arsenal and Juventus remain interested in the Dutch forward.

However, Barcelona have suddenly said that they do not want to sell him in January. Although, due to the lack of game time, he remains of interest to multiple top European teams.

CHELSEA AND MEMPHIS DEPAY TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY

According to reports, Chelsea are showing interest in signing Barcelona forward Memphis Depay in the January transfer window. The report also claims that the Blues will make a bid in the January transfer window. Another reason is that Armando Broja injury is also going to accelerate their transfer plans to sign Memphis Depay. Broja got injured in their friendly against Aston Villa. Hence, at the moment, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remains the only fit-forward option.

Therefore, signing Memphis Depay in January makes sense. It also makes sense for Chelsea to sign him for the long term. It is no secret that Romelu Lukaku has no future at the club. Hence, a number of reports claim that the Belgian striker will play the next season on loan again with Inter Milan. So, at the moment the injury of Borja makes the case for signing a striker in January even more stronger. However, it looks like there are going to be some twists and turns in their chase of Memphis Depay.

BARCELONA DOES NOT WANT TO SELL THE DUTCH FORWARD IN JANUARY

The La Liga giants chief Jordi Cruyff has said that the club does not need to sell Memphis Depay in the January transfer window. However, he has said that they will analyze the situation in the next summer transfer window. He further said,

“Why should we sell Depay in January if it’s difficult to sign new players because of Financial Fair Play? He’s always been a great professional. He can be really helpful. “With Depay’s contract expiring in June, Cruyff also gave a response to a possible departure at the end of the current campaign, stating: “We will see in the next months.”

Hence, it looks like the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Juventus have suffered a setback in their race to sign the Dutch forward. However, there is still a chance of Depay leaving in the January transfer window. A number of reports claim that Depay wants to go to a club that can give him regular game time. This confidence came in after his brilliant performance in the World Cup. Hence, it looks like Barcelona are not the club to give him regular game time. The likes of Robert Lewandowski and Ferran Torres have started before him in the first half of the season.

Hence, it looks like Chelsea will have a similar situation to the transfer of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Hence, they will have to deal smartly to get the deal done in the January transfer window. Arsenal and Juventus will also keep a close eye on the transfer situation of Depay. The interested sides will have to reportedly bid over 7 million to convince sell Depay in January.

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