sport news AC Milan 'emerge as favourites to sign Memphis Depay ahead of Barcelona'

AC Milan 'emerge as favourites to sign Memphis Depay ahead of Barcelona' after Ronald Koeman admitted Spanish giants couldn't afford £28m-rated Lyon star Ronald Koeman was keen on bringing Lyon winger Memphis Depay to Barcelona However the move is unlikely with Barcelona unable to afford the Dutch winger  Now it appears that AC Milan are the new favourites to sign the 26-year-old 

By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline

Published: 23:46 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 23:47 BST, 18 September 2020

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AC Milan are believed to have overtaken Barcelona as favourites to land Lyon winger Memphis Depay.

Ronald Koeman has been heavily linked with a move to bring the Depay, who he knows from his days as the Dutch national coach, to the Nou Camp this summer.

But Lyon club president Jean-Michel Aulas claimed that his opposite number Josep Bartomeu, told him the La Liga club cannot afford to buy the 26-year-old who is valued at £28m.

Memphis Depay has entered the final year of his contract at Lyon and could be set to move

Memphis Depay has entered the final year of his contract at Lyon and could be set to move

Stefano Pioli's AC Milan now look like favourites to sign the Dutchman this summer

Stefano Pioli's AC Milan now look like favourites to sign the Dutchman this summer

Now Diario AS have reported that the Serie A giants have overtaken Barcelona in the race for the Dutch winger.

Stefano Pioli's side are interested in bringing Depay, who is in the last year of his deal, to the club in exchange for Lucas Paqueta. 

Depay has no intent on extending his current deal which expires in July 2021, while Paqueta is currently under control

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