Newcastle want Memphis Depay in ambitious January transfer after missing out on Barcelona star in summer | The Sun

NEWCASTLE are plotting a January transfer for Barcelona star Memphis Depay, according to reports.

The Magpies tried to sign the striker in the summer but he decided to stay at the Nou Camp.

Barca made it clear Depay was for sale and several clubs showed an interest including Manchester United, Tottenham and Juventus.

So Newcastle may have to fight off interest from that trio to sign the Dutchman in January.

It appears they intend to do so with Toon said to have retained their interest, according to Mundodeportivo.

United launched an £8million bid for Depay in the summer which was rejected by Barcelona.

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The Spanish giants wanted £17m and are also believed to have turned down a £14m approach from Spurs.

But with Depay not part of Xavi's plans having made just three appearances this term, Barca could reduce their valuation.

That could allow Newcastle to swoop with the board said to be planning an ambitious window.

Toon are said to be targeting six additions when the window re-opens having already spent £210m since the Saudis took over.

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The club are set to launch a third bid for in-form Leicester star James Maddison as well as Leeds winger Jack Harrison.

Howe appears to be keen to add a wide player with Watford's Joao Pedro and Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk also linked.

Summer target Moussa Diaby also remains on Newcastle's shortlist.

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