Barcelona agree Memphis Depay personal terms as Lyon concede deadline day transfer to replace Luis Suarez is 'likely'

BARCELONA look set to sign top target Memphis Depay in a deadline day deal – with Lyon confirming the player has agreed to personal terms and is "likely to go".

New Nou Camp chief Ronald Koeman has been chasing the in-form Dutch forward all summer.

And now, Lyon sporting director Juninho Pernambucano has admitted Depay has agreed to join Barcelona.

Juninho said: "Depay has an agreement with Barcelona, we don't hide that.

"It is possible that Memphis signs for Barca [Monday], but it is not certain.

However, in a blow to Arsenal, Juninho said Depay is more likely to leave than any other players, such as Gunners target Houssem Aouar.

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Juninho added: "[Depay] is the most likely to go."

Barcelona have been chasing Depayever since Koeman took over.

The Dutch boss quickly told club icon Luis Suarez he was no longer in his plans in a blunt phone-call, shipping him off to Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona had been hoping to sign Lautaro Martinez this summer, but were priced-out of a move, with the club hit hard by the financial repercussions of the coronovirus lockdown.

Inter Milan had demanded a staggering £83million for the Argentine ace.

And they quickly identified Depay as a cheaper alternative, with the winger jumping at the chance to work under his compatriot at the Nou Camp.

Last month, SunSport reported how Barca have agreed a £22million deal to bring Depay to Spain.

With personal terms agreed, it seems to be just a matter of time before Depay is confirmed as the newest Barcelona star.

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