Manchester United shall be knowledgeable if Borussia Dortmund make a proper provide for Memphis Depay in the summertime switch window.
United are pursuing a switch for Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Lyon ahead Depay has been tipped to switch him on the Bundesliga membership.
Depay, 26, did not stay as much as his grand billing throughout a irritating 18 months at Previous Trafford following a £26.3million arrival from PSV Eindhoven, making only one begin below Jose Mourinho earlier than his transfer to Lyon in January 2017.
Regardless of underwhelming throughout his Premier League spell United have been eager to guard Depay’s potential and included a buy-back clause as a part of the £16m deal which noticed him transfer to France.
It means United shall be supplied the chance to signal Depay if any provide is accepted by Lyon, with Dortmund reportedly main the chase.
Talking earlier within the yr, Lyon’s director of soccer Juninho said that Depay is comfortable on the membership and more likely to be supplied a contract extension, along with his present deal set to run out in 2021.
“Manchester [United] has a precedence if a number of golf equipment line as much as purchase him,” Juninho instructed the membership’s official web site. “However we have now not obtained any affords to date. He’s actually comfortable proper now in Lyon. He deserves the armband like others.
“Rudi (Garcia) will quickly make his choice. He’s a technical chief. We are going to talk about an extension of contract by the top of the yr.”
When Jose Mourinho was requested why United had insisted on a buy-back clause, he mentioned on the time: “As a result of doubtlessly he is an excellent participant. I feel when Mr Van Gaal determined to purchase him he did properly, he knew him very properly from the nationwide staff, he was very younger when on the World Cup he had flashes of high quality.
“He was enjoying properly in Holland, we all know the Dutch league is just not the identical however he was exhibiting excellent issues. So I feel Mr Van Gaal and Manchester United did very properly to purchase him.
“He did not reach his 18 months however he is very younger so I feel it is essential for the membership to finish management of this expertise and all of us want he performs very, very properly at Lyon and why to not come again as a result of everybody right here likes him.”