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Tottenham to beat Manchester United to Memphis Depay with improved bid

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Tottenham are set to beat competition from Manchester United for PSV winger Memphis Depay by offering double the amount proposed by the Red Devils, according to Dutch rag De Telegraaf.

Depay has been on the radar of leading clubs in England and abroad ever since he made an impression for Holland in the World Cup in Brazil last summer. Now there is set to be a battle for the 21-year-old's signature this summer.

Depay battle

The Dutch international, capped 13 times by his country, is a product of the Eindhoven club's academy and has scored 21 in 27 appearances this season. Former Netherlands and Bayern Munich boss Louis van Gaal has expressed an interest in the forward but it's said Spurs will double United's £10 million offer.

£20 million may be enough to tempt PSV coach Phillip Cocu to sell. The former Barcelona player said back in November of the speculation: "Of course Memphis will be sold, you can't stop that but it's okay.

"Of course Memphis will be sold, you can't stop that but it's okay"

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Cocu resignation

"It's great you can build up a player like him, who breaks through, succeeds at PSV then leaves the club when he's ready for a bigger step. That's great.

"I really thought it would be the best for him if he stayed here with us. It's important for him to play around fifty matches in a season before he makes the next step.

"Nothing else makes you a better player than a lot of games. He can become way better, he's so explosive."

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