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Manchester United initiate contacts with Barcelona misfit forward

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Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has delivered an update on the future of Memphis Depay, amid intense speculations linking him with a move away from Camp Nou this summer.

The Dutchman has fallen behind in the pecking order at Barcelona after the summer arrival of Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, along with the contract extension of Ousmane Dembele.

With little to no chance of gaining prominence in the first team, Depay has been informed to leave Camp Nou by the end of the month. The striker was even close to joining Juventus earlier in the month, but the move collapsed as the Italians could not offload Adrien Rabiot.

This has caused a layer of uncertainty over Depay’s future. But as per Romano, the attacker remains committed to leaving Barcelona if he receives a proposal from a top club in the final few days of the transfer market.

Romano further suggests that Manchester United are among the clubs to have recently weighed the prospect of signing Depay.

The Premier League giants have apparently made some contacts with Barcelona, exploring the possibility of signing the Dutchman by the end of the month.

Although the deal is far from done as the two clubs are yet to indulge in official negotiations, Romano confirms Man United are keeping close track of the situation. The English outfit want to sign a new forward in the closing days of the window and the Barcelona frontman is one of their top options.

However, with the deadline day fast approaching, it remains unclear whether the Red Devils can fast-track the pursuit and get their hands on the Dutch international in the coming days.

The same formula applies to another Barcelona attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese international was linked with a move to Chelsea, but the Blues are facing some obstacles in reaching an agreement with Barcelona, thus causing a layer of uncertainty.

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