Dutch media reported Tuesday that the Catalan club were on the brink of signing the 26-year old striker
Olympique Lyonnais Tuesday poured cold water on reports that their Dutch international forward Memphis Depay is on the brink of a 30m euro ($35.54m) move to Barcelona.
Dutch media reported Tuesday that the Catalan club, where former Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman recently took over, were on the brink of signing the 26-year old striker.
Yet Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said the Spanish giant had told him Depay was too expensive for them.
Depay is under contract at Lyon until next year, having joined them from Manchester United three years ago.
He helped the French club to the semi-final of the Champions League last month and scored a hat-trick as Lyon kicked off the new Ligue 1 campaign with a 4-1 home win over Dijon on Aug. 28.