Chelsea in talks to sign Manchester United flop before transfer deadline

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Premier League rivals Chelsea are reportedly in talks with Spanish side Barcelona to sign Manchester United flop Memphis Depay.

Chelsea are already closing in on the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after agreeing a deal with Barcelona on Thursday and are also in discussions with Barcelona to sign Depay, according to Spanish transfer expert Gerard Romero and Spanish media outlet AS.

According to Romero, Depay is open to joining Chelsea as he knows he is not a key part of Xavi’s plans for the season and that could impact his chances of making the Netherlands squad for their World Cup campaign in Qatar later this year.

Depay, 28, is yet to make an appearance for Barcelona in all their three league games this season.

Depay came close to leaving Barcelona 10 days ago but his move to Juventus fell through after he failed to agree personal terms with the Serie A club.