Wednesday 17 January 2018

Manchester United transfer rumours: Reds 'reject £13million bid' for Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay looks to be on his way out of Manchester United
Memphis Depay looks to be on his way out of Manchester United

Manchester United are understood to have rejected a £13 million bid from Lyon for Memphis Depay, according to a report in the Mail.

After telling a supporter on Twitter over the weekend that he would do "everything" he could to secure the signing of Depay, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas must now weigh up his options.

The report claims United are holding out for £17.5m – including add-ons – for the player they paid £25m for in June 2015.

United target Tiemoue Bakayoko has, according to Monaco president Vadim Vasilyev, dealt a significant blow to United after the midfielder signed a new deal with the Ligue 1 side.

Jose Mourinho, the United manager, has earmarked Bakayoko as a top summer transfer target, but Vasilyev ghas said he is staying in France.

"I've just extended Fabinho's contract, and we're doing the same with [Thomas] Lemar, Bakayoko and [Valere] Germain," Vasilyev told French television channel Canal+.

Kieran Tierney, the Celtic left-back, is being monitored by scouts from Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old who has impressed under manager Brendan Rodgers for Scottish Premiership leaders is also being watched by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Manchester United have had an approach for Flamengo's teenage forward Vinicius Junior rebuffed, according to a report in the Independent.

The report said that the Brazilian Serie A club has placed a £26 million release clause on the player and are not willing to accept a penny less.

Following United's failed bid, former club president Kleber Leite said: "The talks didn't get far, because Fred Luz [Flamengo general director] told them plainly that future discussions would depend on the immediate payment of a sum that would give them priority among offers of equal value.

"At that point, the Englishman, who thought it was going to be a piece of cake, left and didn't return."

It is understood that Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona are also interested in signing the 16-year-old.

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