Barcelona and Atletico Madrid plan to swap Memphis Depay and Yannick Carrasco in shock transfer, says agent

BARCELONA and Atletico Madrid are planning to swap Memphis Depay and Yannick Carrasco in a shock transfer.

Carrasco’s agent, Pini Zahavi, confirmed talks between the two Spanish clubs are currently ongoing.

Memphis Depay appears set to leave BarcelonaGetty

Atletico Madrid and Barca are claimed to be planning a swap deal involving Depay and Yannick CarrascoRex

Barca forward Depay has been strongly linked with a move away from the club this month.

Both Manchester United and Arsenal are rumoured to be interested in the 29-year-old.

Atletico Madrid are also keen, having lost Joao Felix on loan to Chelsea.

Depay is out of contract at the end of the season, but Barcelona do not want to lose him for nothing this month.

As a result, they want Carrasco, 29, as part of a swap deal for the Dutch striker.

And Carrasco’s agent told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblad, via Marca: “The plan is to trade Yannick for Memphis.

“There is nothing concrete yet, nor do I know if it will work, but negotiations are ongoing.

“Yannick likes Barca and is a good player.”

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However, reports in Spain have shut down any suggestions of a swap deal.

Relevo claim Atletico want to sign Depay for free, and if they can’t this month they will wait until the summer when he is out of contract.

The club are also claimed to be willing to let Carrasco leave – but value him at a whopping £52million – making a swap deal impossible.

Carrasco has scored four goals and provided two assists in 23 games this campaign for Atletico.

Depay on the other hand has one goal in just four appearances all season.

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