Barcelona step up striker transfer chase with Memphis Depay and Lautaro Martinez top targets to replace Luis Suarez

BARCELONA will reportedly sign a new striker in the coming days to replace Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.

The 33-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements by new boss Ronald Koeman, who allowed him to join rivals Atletico Madrid.

And according to AS, the Bluagrana will act fast in their pursuit to bolster their frontline.

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They state that both Lyon star Memphis Depay and Inter Milan marksman Lautaro Martinez are the club's top two targets.

Argentine international Martinez is believed to be the No1 priority for Barca, but it is unlikely he will be brought in.

It has been said that Barca – who face competition from Real Madrid in the race to sign him – cannot afford to match Inter's £83million asking price.

Due to this, it has been claimed that a deal for Depay is more likely to happen, with the player available for a cut-price fee as he has just one year on his contract in France.

SunSport reported earlier this month how Barca have agreed a £22million deal to bring Depay to Catalonia.

The ex-Manchester United forward has already confirmed the LaLiga side's interest in him but he remained tight-lipped on his future.

Depay – who played under Koeman for the Holland national team – said: "We have to wait to see what happens.

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"I know about the interest from Barcelona, but I can't say any more right now.

"I'll speak with Lyon soon and we'll see.

"I haven't even spoken much about this with my agent."

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