Tottenham Hotspur could face plenty of competition in any pursuit of Memphis Depay, with Sport now revealing that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United have all shown interest in the Barcelona forward ahead of the January transfer window.
Depay stayed put at Camp Nou despite being linked with a move away from the club in the summer (Fichajes) and he has struggled for game time so far this season, having made just three appearances for Xavi Hernandez’s man in the first part of the campaign (Transfermarkt).
The forward, who is now in Qatar as part of the Netherlands’ World Cup squad, is out of contract at the end of the season and 90 min reported last week that he was one of the options on Tottenham’s radar as the North London club look to add attacking reinforcements to their squad in January.
Sport have now offered an update on Depay’s future, explaining that Barcelona are keen to offload the striker to free up space on their wage bill.
The report states that although the Catalan club have not received any offers for the Netherlands international, Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea have all shown interest in the player.
Sport add that Depay’s entourage have informed interested clubs that the striker will be available in January if he decides to leave Camp Nou.
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If Depay is indeed on Tottenham’s wishlist, I suspect that he will rank some way down the list as Conte will likely prefer an out-and-out winger who can cover for Kulusevski rather than a centre-forward, given that Richarlison can be used centrally if needed.
Even if Spurs held a concrete interest in Depay, the player would likely prefer to join Chelsea or Man Utd as he is more likely to get regular game time at Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford than he is at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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