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Juventus to beat Barcelona to Memphis Depay?

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The Turin giants have reportedly tabled an improved offer

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Barcelona’s pursuit of Memphis Depay looks to have taken another twist with speculation suggesting Juventus have made a better offer and are hoping to pip the Catalans to the Dutchman.

Depay had looked destined to move to the Camp Nou, with reports claiming the deal would be announced this week, but the move now appears far less certain.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Juve remain interested and have made an offer that far exceeds what Depay would earn if he moved to Barcelona this summer on a free transfer.

The report reckons Juve are willing to pay Depay €3 million more, leaving the Catalans to wonder if their financial situation will see them miss out on another transfer. Georginio Wijnaldum has already opted to move to PSG after being offer more cash.

Anothe potential complicating factor is the 2020 Euros. The tournament kicks-off on Friday which could mean more delays.

Indeed MD reckon Barca fear the competition could see players slow negotiations down and hope impressive performances can bring improved deals.