Memphis hasn’t ruled out his move to Barcelona.
He has said that ‘they are one of the best teams in the world’, clearly signifying his interest in the Catalan club.
“I don’t know about Barca. The transfer market is not open. My mind isn’t on that,” Depay told reporters after drawing 1-1 with Spain on Wednesday.
“I am trying to give my best, to play well in order to become a better player. There is a lot of speculation out there.
“Who wouldn’t like to play there? They are one of the best teams in the world. Everyone would like to play there, but I’m not thinking about that.”
However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says something different and is determined to make Depay stay back.
We have a lot of internationals for different countries, including Memphis, who is a leader,” Aulas told RMC Sport.
“Memphis, I’m not in love with him but I think he can bring to Lyon a dimension that everyone wants the club to have. But, no, we are seemingly not going to keep him [at the end of his contract].
“I was the first to say he would not go to Barcelona. Nobody listened to me during the transfer window because everybody thought he would leave.
“There is not only Memphis, but also Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembele. From the start, I told you, they will not leave because in a year when we were unfairly deprived of European football, we absolutely have to make a success of the season. So he will stay.”