A swap deal between Inter forward Joaquin Correa and Barcelona striker Memphis Depay would be tempting to both clubs in terms of the pitch, but could be difficult to agree on financial grounds.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who note that the Nerazzurri and the Blaugranas would have to find their way around financial obstacles to a deal given the contract situations of the two players.

Depay looks set to leave Barcelona as early as this month given that the Dutchman is out of favour under coach Xavi, but the Dutchman’s contract only runs until the end of June.

The Nerazzurri would be receptive to signing Depay, whilst they would be ready to negotiate a swap involving Correa, who is out-of-favour in Milan but very much admired by Barcelona.

However, unlike Depay who only has six months left on his deal, Correa’s contract runs out at the end of June 2025.

In other words, a swap of loans would not be possible, as Barcelona can hardly loan out a player whose deal expires at the end of June, whilst the Blaugranas are not interested in signing Correa on anything other than a six-month loan deal.

The fact remains that, whilst both clubs would be ready to consider the potential exchange, Depay will not weigh on Barcelona’s budget at the end of the season, whilst Correa will still be amortized for €16 million in Inter’s.