Report: Milan submit swap bid for Barcelona target Memphis Depay – the response of Lyon

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have made an offer to Lyon for Memphis Depay, a report claims, as the Rossoneri are keen on acquiring the forward.

It was reported by Gianluca Di Marzio (via MilanNews) last week that Lyon could propose Memphis Depay to Milan in the Paquetá operation.

SportMediaset (via MilanLive) on Friday then confirmed this rumour, stating that Depay would love to play with his idol Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Spanish outlet TodoFichajes writes that Milan have proposed a straight swap deal which would see Depay join Milan and Paqueta join Lyon, however the Ligue 1 club refused as they believe the Dutchman has a higher market value.

Lyon would like the Rossoneri to insert a cash sum before giving the green light to the operation. Milan, however, are not willing to improve their offer.

In the background there is always Barcelona, where new manager Ronald Koeman asked the management to sign his compatriot.

Barcelona is the player’s favoured destination, but he also evaluates other opportunities for his future. Should Barça not accelerate soon, the former Manchester United will look elsewhere to further his career.

Tags AC Milan Lucas Paqueta Memphis Depay