Dutch youngster Memphis Depay has been in some sizzling form for club and country over the last season. In the Eredivisie, he's scored 22 in 31 games, and he received rave notices for his showing in a 2-0 win over Spain last month. So good has he been, in fact, that the club have more or less given up on keeping him. According to director Marcel Brands (as quote in the Mirror):
The chances are very high that he leaves. 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.
That's director speak for 'we will reluctantly accept your giant pile of money'. He's been linked with United in part because of the presence of Louis van Gaal; the Iron Tulip gave him his Netherlands debut, and apparently seen as a father figure by the player. And in part because even though United have been pretty good these last few weeks, there's still space in the team for a quick, strong, goalscoring wide player.
Now, somebody get cracking on this ...