Ronald Koeman urged his Barcelona bosses to make a double pounce on Jenny Vinaldom and Eric Garcia in the Premier League in January.
But cash-strapped Barcelona were unable to find the funds to lure either club to sell.
Now Coman wants the duo in January – and also continues to target the ex-Leon Manchester United Memphis Depay striker.
All three players will have their contract expiring next year Barcelona The coach hopes his club will be able to raise enough funds to close three deals.
Koeman emphasized: “Our interest in Wijnaldum is strong.
“I wanted to bring him here in the summer because he has the ability to do great runs from midfield and appear in the box at the right moments.
“I am convinced he could really add something to the team. But Barcelona’s financial situation was well known in his club.”
Koeman added: “There is definitely a chance that we will get another chance for Garcia.
“But at the moment I can’t know how the club’s finances are in January, so I have to wait and see.”
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United still had the option to buy back Depay, but Barcelona had a contract ready for the Dutch player to sign in the last transfer window.
Coman said: “Everything was ready, but because of the La Liga rules, we knew that we had to sell first before we could sign our goals.
“In the end it wasn’t possible. It was disappointing, but Memphis knew what it was like in Barcelona.”
Depay has scored 58 goals in 144 matches for Lyon since his £ 16m transfer from United in January 2017.
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