Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in signing Barcelona striker Memphis Depay

Arse­nal and Man­ches­ter Unit­ed are report­ed­ly inter­est­ed in sign­ing Barcelona strik­er Mem­phis Depay in January.

The 28-year-old strik­er, whose con­tract expires this sum­mer, could move for a reduced trans­fer fee.

Arse­nal are look­ing for a replace­ment for the injured Gabriel Jesus and Unit­ed are keen to strength­en their attack after sack­ing Cris­tiano Ronaldo.

Accord­ing to Span­ish news­pa­per Sport, both clubs have approached Depay’s agent about a pos­si­ble transfer.

The mag­a­zine reports that Chelsea and New­cas­tle are also inter­est­ed in the Dutch striker.

Barcelona coach Xavi says he does­n’t want any­one out this month, but Depay has played just two league games this season.

An inter­view with Barça offi­cials is sched­uled for the end of this month, and the future will be decided.

The Span­ish side have said they will only let Depay go if he receives a trans­fer fee, despite his con­tract expir­ing in the summer.

Accord­ing to Sport mag­a­zine, Depay is not the first choice for these clubs, but with lim­it­ed options in the Jan­u­ary win­dow, they could be forced to sign him.

Depay him­self is said to want a return to Old Trafford.

The strik­er orig­i­nal­ly joined Red Dev­ils from PSV in the sum­mer of 2015 before mov­ing to Ligue 1 side Lyon a year and a half later.

He made 53 appear­ances, scor­ing 7 goals and pro­vid­ing 6 assists.

Depay is leav­ing for Barcelona in the sum­mer of 2021.

And although he has lost his lead role this sea­son, Xavi wants the Dutch­man to stay.

When asked about Depay’s future recent­ly, he said, “I don’t want any­one to leave. I’m hap­py with this team.

There does­n’t seem to be a “mar­ket”. I am hap­py with Depay.

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