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Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain lodge bids for Memphis Depay

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Both Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have lodged bids for Memphis Depay in an attempt to steal him from the clutches of Manchester United, according to reports in Holland.

The Dutch youngster is quickly becoming one of the most in-demand youngsters in Europe, with a host of top clubs chasing his signature after bagging 20 goals in the Eredivise this term.

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Manchester United appear to be in the driving seat for his signature because of manager Louis van Gaal's relationship with the young winger as well as PSV Eindhoven's technical director Marcel Brands.

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However the Red Devils won't have it all their own way and according to Eindhovens Dagblad, both Liverpool and PSG have put forward bids alongside Manchester United in order to get their man. Depay is likely to cost in the region of €30 million.

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The paper adds that all three teams have held talks with Depay who can meet his wage demands, and now it is up to the player to take his pick.

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Manchester United would seemingly be the most logical destination for the PSV starlet, and although there's no guarantee that he'll end up at Old Trafford it's almost certain that he will be on the move.

Brands confirmed that the Red Devils have been in touch over the possibility of a transfer, and conceded defeat in his attempts to keep the winger. 

He said earlier this month: "It’s true there has been contact with Manchester United and Paris St. Germain and a third, big European club".

Move

"The chances are very high that he leaves," Brands added last week. "If you see what clubs are enquiring about him, they really are the best in Europe. When I talk for PSV I would say he is not ready and should continue here for another year. But I am realistic and if I worked at a big European club, I’d buy him without question."

Liverpool are likely to have a busy summer once more after falling just short under Brendan Rodgers this season. They currently sit in fifth place with just six games remaining having been knocked out of the Champions League at the group stages.

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The report in question comes straight out of Eindhoven where Depay currently is, so there's a real chance that the paper are carrying a club message to help drive up the price. 

Regardless, Depay will move this summer and for a lot of money. There are so many big clubs in for him but the switch to Manchester United just makes total sense.

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