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Lyon president Aulas says Roma will rival Barcelona for Memphis Depay

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The Dutchman is a wanted man

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas reckons that Barcelona will face competition from Serie A side Roma for Memphis Depay.

Aulas spoke about the Dutchman on Sunday amid speculation that the Catalan giants are closing in on a move for the 26-year-old.

“Memphis’ contract is expiring. Koeman wants him at Barcelona, but there is also Roma in for the player.”

Source | Telefoot

Recent reports have suggested Ronald Koeman will make Depay his first signing since taking over and could land him for just €25m.

Lyon boss Rudi Garcia has said he’ll “personally drive” Depay to another club if he “gets a chance to play at a club that can win the Champions League.”