sport news Memphis Depay's £28m move to Barcelona thrown into doubt

Memphis Depay's £28m move to Barcelona thrown into doubt after Lyon president claims Nou Camp chief Josep Bartomeu has called him to say LaLiga giants can't make an offer due to coronavirus finance problems Memphis Depay had caught the eye of Spanish giants Barcelona this summer But it appears the coronavirus crisis is continuing to play havoc with finances Jean-Michel Aulas claims Barcelona have called him to say they can't make a bid reportedly have no intentions of using their buy-back option 

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 23:59 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 23:59 BST, 15 September 2020

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Barcelona's pursuit of Memphis Depay appears to have hit a major stumbling block after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed the club can't make an offer due to their finances being crippled by the coronavirus crisis.

The Spanish giants have been in pursuit of the Lyon winger this summer as they look to bolster their attacking line - with new boss Ronald Koeman hoping to reunite with Depay after coaching him with Holland.

However, Lyon's president has poured cold water over Barcelona's £28million move after claiming that Josep Bartomeu called him to say that they can't make an offer for Depay due to the financial fall-out from the coronavirus crisis.

Memphis Depay has caught the attention of Barcelona after impressing in Ligue 1 with Lyon

Memphis Depay has caught the attention of Barcelona after impressing in Ligue 1 with Lyon

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