CM: Milan are big admirers of Lyon star Depay but Barcelona are one of two big obstacles

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are big admirers of Lyon star Memphis Depay but there are two big hurdles stopping their pursuit at the moment, a report claims.

French outlet L’Equipe – as cited by MilanNews – stated on Saturday how Depay has decided not to renew his contract with Lyon, which will expire next summer. Therefore, he could leave the club as early as January.

In order to avoid losing him for free, Lyon would be satisfied with an offer of €5m to let him leave in January, which would be a bargain.

Journalist Pietro Balzano Prota reported on Twitter that there is some truth about the rumours linking Milan Luka Jovic, but there is a name that all the management like from Gazidis to Maldini and Pioli and it is that of Depay.

According to the latest from Calciomercato.com, Milan do really like Depay but at the moment there are no contacts for two reasons.

The first is that the Rossoneri know that his salary demands would be around €5million net – a figure they are not keen on paying – while the second is that there is always competition from Barcelona.

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