Barcelona are ‘very close’ to reaching an agreement with Lyon forward Memphis Depay, according to journalist Matteo Moretto.

The Netherlands international has confirmed to his new lawyers that he wants to join Barça. Depay, 27, also announced in an interview with L’Équipe that Barcelona were interested in securing his services and he admitted that he is close to leaving the Ligue 1 side.

“Barcelona are interested in signing me, it’s true. But there are also other clubs in the race. I’ve not decided on my future at the moment. I need some time then I’ll choose my next club. Today, I am a free agent, so the negotiation should not be too difficult, my mother could do it!