Barcelona identify Depay alternative, Man Utd eyeing AC Milan star and Liverpool transfer news


Despite Ronaldo Koeman making it clear a few weeks ago that Barca would attempt to sign the Dutch winger, the Catalan outfit are plotting a plan B.

Barcelona will turn their attentions to PSV Eindhoven’s Donyell Malen if they cannot complete the signing of top transfer target Memphis Depay, per Mundo Deportivo.

Depay has been on the transfer radar of the Camp Nou outfit since the appointment of Ronald Koeman as the club’s manager over the summer. The Dutchman managed Depay during his time as the Netherlands national team manager and wants to sign him for Barca.

Barcelona were quite close to agreeing a €25m deal for the Lyon ace in the summer but had to pull out of the deal after Ousmane Dembele refused to leave the club. The Catalan outfit had first to free their wage bill to afford the signing of Depay.

However, even though Koeman has indicated his attentions to return for the Lyon forward in January, Barca are plotting a move for Malen as plan B, who also played under Koeman for the Dutch national side and has scored five goals already for PSV this season.

Barcelona identify Depay alternative
Malen has scored five goals already for PSV this season (Image Copyright: imago images / ANP)

Top News 2: Man Utd plotting move for Hakan Calhanoglu

Man Utd eyeing AC Milan star
Calhanoglu will be a free agent next summer (Image Copyright: imago images / Gribaudi / ImagePhoto)

According to reports coming out from Italy, the Red Devils are ready to offer the Turkey international a five year contract to lure him to the Premier League.

Manchester United are plotting a move for midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu in the January transfer window, reports Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Turkish player is out of contract with the Serie A giants next summer and has reached an impasse in talks over the renewal of his deal with Stefano Pioli’s side.

Reports in Italy claim that while Milan are ready to offer the Turkish playmaker an improved deal worth £2.8million a season, Calhanoglu insists he deserves more and could leave the San Siro outfit on a free transfer at the end of the season.

However, despite attracting interest from several top clubs across Europe, the 26-year-old prefers to remain in Milan, but the Rossoneri must be quick to strike an agreement with the playmaker before January when he’ll be free to speak with other clubs about a move.

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Top News 3: Liverpool eyeing Monchengladbach’s Thuram

Liverpool eyeing Monchengladbach’s Thuram
(Image Copyright: imago images / ZUMA Wire / xIndirax)

The 23-year-old scored a brace yesterday as Borussia Monchengladbach held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the Champions League Group B clash on Tuesday.

Liverpool are considering making a swoop for in-form Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram, per Don Balon.

The Spanish news outlet further claims that Jurgen Klopp is a huge admirer of the Frenchman and wants him to join the Reds ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

Klopp is reportedly impressed with the aerial abilities of the forward and believes that he can add new dimensions to his side’s attacking department.

The 23-year-old forward earned headlines yesterday as he scored a brace against Real Madrid in Monchengladbach’s 2-2 draw with the Spanish champions on Tuesday.

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