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'For Memphis Depay to arrive, first you must sell': Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman admits LaLiga outfit cannot afford to buy the £28m rated Lyon star and has doubts the deal can go ahead Barcelona have struggled financially following the coronavirus outbreak Manager Ronald Koeman now expects to start the season with no more additions Barca have been trying to offload high earners like Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal 

By Dan Ripley for MailOnline

Published: 09:02 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 09:02 BST, 16 September 2020

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Ronald Koeman has expressed serious doubt over whether Barcelona can pull off the transfer of Memphis Depay, admitting he does not expect the Lyon star to arrive.

Barca have been in talks with the French outfit in recent days over a transfer worth around £28million.

However Koeman, who replaced Quique Setien over the summer as manager at the Nou Camp has admitted that he expects the transfer to fall through and does not expect any signings unless the club can offload its deadwood.

Memphis Depay's potential £28million move from Lyon to Barcelona is now in doubt

Memphis Depay's potential £28million move from Lyon to Barcelona is now in doubt

'For Depay to arrive, you must first sell,' the Barca boss told Fox Sports Netherlands.

'We're working towards the new season and I think we will go into it with the same group of players that we have now for pre-season.'

Barca's finances have taken a severe hit

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