Manchester United are confident that they have beaten Liverpool to the signature of PSV starlet Memphis Depay, according to the Mirror.
The Dutch ace has been attracting interest from across Europe and has been in fine form this term, managing 19 goals in 26 Eredivisie games so far. Thanks to his direct running style and knack for finding the back of the net, he's drawn comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo in the past.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham have all been linked with a swoop for the 21-year-old, who starred at the World Cup for his country under current Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal.
According to the Mirror, Liverpool are only willing to pay £20 million to secure his services while Manchester United will bid £25 million to ensure they get their man.
The paper adds that key for Manchester United getting the deal done is Van Gaal's friendship with PSV Eindhoven's technical director Marcel Brands which should help get the deal done along with their bumper bid.
The Red Devils are likely to have a busy summer once more having splashed over £150 million last time round. They've been linked with the likes of Paul Pogba, Mats Hummels and Edinson Cavani over the past few weeks.
Crucially, Van Gaal hinted there will be new arrivals at Old Trafford when he said: “I don’t have any doubt that players are coming to Manchester United.”
Memphis Depay is a huge talent and there is seemingly little doubt that he is on his way to Manchester United. £25 million may seem a fairly steep fee but given the influx of TV money and commercial revenue flooding into Old Trafford that won't be an issue.
The fact that they seem to be on the verge of Champions League qualification only makes the deal seem more likely.