Chelsea have made a one-year offer to Memphis Depay, with the Dutch international ready to accept the proposal from the Premier League side.
According to Football Insider, Chelsea are attempting to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona on a one-year deal, with the Dutch international likely to terminate his contract with the Catalan side. The attacker is likely edging towards accepting the offer from the Blues, making deadline day more enjoyable.
Chelsea are making some big moves late on deadline day, with several players set to arrive before the clock winds down. Thomas Tuchel has been keen on strengthening the squad late in the window and may have found viable solutions on the market’s final day.
As things stand, Chelsea are on the verge of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona and Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus. Tuchel might be open to adding another attacker to the mix and has Memphis Depay in sight.
Depay has an evolving situation at Barcelona as he is unwanted by the club. As per Fabrizio Romano earlier in the day, the club and the player agreed to terminate his contract on the condition that there’s an offer on the table from somewhere.
Memphis Depay update ??? #FCB
▫️ No advanced talks with Chelsea, as of now – focus on Auba;
▫️ Memphis closer to staying than leaving but it’s still a long day;
▫️ Termination of contract ready but only in case Depay will agree with another club, otherwise it won’t happen. pic.twitter.com/TAjV4bXWiU
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 1, 2022
There were chances of signing for Juventus earlier in the month, but the move collapsed due to multiple factors. Chelsea have reportedly tabled a one-year deal for the Barcelona outcast, with the attacker eager to accept it.
The move may now be contingent on his contract termination, which could be possible in the coming hours. Depay will add quality to Tuchel’s attack and reinforce their setup for the season. So far, Chelsea have struggled in the final third, but signings like the Dutchman could help them build on for the season.
The situation between Depay and Chelsea could be an evolving one, but there are fewer reports at this time confirming this news. For now, fans may have to wait for actual confirmations from the club or player’s side, although this could be good news for Barcelona in their quest to get rid of unwanted players.