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Barcelona 'hoping to fund January move for Lyon star Memphis Depay by offloading £136m flop Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite' as Spanish giants continue to struggle after £88m losses during pandemic Barcelona still hope to sign Lyon's Memphis Depay but must generate funds The Spanish side have been hit hard by COVID-19 and posted £88m losses   Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite could sold to push the move through 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 08:55 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 08:55 BST, 16 October 2020

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Barcelona have not given up on signing Lyon captain Memphis Depay in January but will have to sell Ousmane Dembele and Martin Braithwaite to fund the move, according to reports. 

The Dutchman came close to joining the Nou Camp on deadline day earlier this month but the club pulled the plug at the eleventh hour after failing to offload Dembele, who is on wages of around £200,000 a week.

Lyon had dropped their asking price for their talisman to just £23million, but crippled Barcelona still couldn't afford him after being hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic - posting losses of £88m in a disastrous financial year. 

Barcelona are still hopeful of signing Lyon star Memphis Depay but must generate funds first

Barcelona are still hopeful of signing Lyon star Memphis Depay but must generate funds first 

Ousmane Dembele could make way as the stricken club look to get his wages off the books

Ousmane Dembele could make way as the stricken club look to get his wages off the books  

Unfancied striker Martin Braithwaite is also set to be sold, according to reports in Spain

Unfancied striker Martin Braithwaite is also set to be sold, according to reports in Spain 

And according to Spanish outlet Sport, the cash-strapped club will be reliant on generating cash from player sales before bringing in Depay, with £136m flop Dembele and unfancied Braithwaite set to be sold.

Sport's front page claims Barcelona are 'waiting for departures' before signing Depay

Sport's front page claims Barcelona are 'waiting for departures' before signing Depay

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