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Highly rated Dutch starlet Memphis Depay has spoken out about Manchester United, Tottenham and Manchester City's interest in him, and insists he's focussing on the World Cup for the time being.

The 20-year-old is making a name for himself at the World Cup, helping the Netherlands through to the knockout stages, and contributing two goals in the process.

Manchester United & Tottenham interested

His efforts appear to have caught the attention of a host of Premier League clubs including Manchester City and Tottenham, while Manchester United will know all about him thanks to Louis van Gaal, who will take over at Old Trafford once his duties with the Dutch national team are complete this summer.

PSV Eindhoven are unlikely to let him leave on the cheap this summer, indeed it's been reported that they are asking for a fee of around £17 million for a player who has been dubbed by some as the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo'. However that is far from Depay's mind at the moment as he tries to help his country to World Cup glory.

Focus

"Of course I've read that Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are interested. But no more than that," he told Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

"I'll see later. My agent Kees Ploegsma is here [in Brazil] too, but we are not talking about that kind of stuff. That is for after the World Cup."

When pressed over whether he wouldn't be with PSV for next season, he replied: "I don't rule that out.

"I've not become a champion with PSV. The fact is that people now ask me what I'm going to do and I understand that. But now, it's the World Cup."

Tussle

Depay is considered to be one of the brightest young talents in the Dutch game, and will likely be at the centre of a transfer tussle this summer.

Van Gaal is said to be eyeing a host of Dutch players to take with him to Old Trafford, and the chance to work with his national team boss will likely be an attractive proposition for Depay.

Tottenham are unlikely to spend big this summer but may consider splashing the cash for Depay given his potential, and the failings of Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela last term may convince them to do just that.

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