Poor Memphis Depay. One club don't want him, another don't want him enough. United are happy to sell, but Olympique Lyonnais, his only confirmed suitors, haven't yet managed to make an offer that United deem acceptable.
Bruno Genesio, manager of the French side, praised Memphis ahead of this weekend:
Or, if you prefer, "I have set a priority on Memphis Depay. A complete player. He can can replace Rachid Ghezzal medium-term departures next summer". (Thanks to Dr G. Translate's great rival, Ms B. Ing, for that.)
Also speaking to the press today was Jose Mourinho, who acknowledged the interest but stated:
The latest is that the offer that we’ve had is far from being reasonable for us. At the moment, he’s our player and if in the end [of the window] nothing happens, he is one more option for us.
Impasse! Or, more likely: negotiation! We still think Memphis will end January at another club, but given the disparities in financial power between the English and French leagues, don't be surprised if it takes a while to thrash out a deal.