Manchester United are believed to have put the Dutch winger up for sale and are listening to offers starting at £26 million.
Memphis Depay arrived at Old Trafford with plenty of promise, but the Dutchman has failed to make much of an impact since.
The former PSV winger joined Manchester United last season, and has since made 45 appearances for the Red Devils, and only scored 7 goals. Louis Van Gaal, the man who bought Memphis, stated that he was “forced” to buy the player early as other clubs were closing in on him.
Depay’s less than impressive form last season has pushed him down the pecking order, according to The Telegraph.
The report goes on to mention that Mourinho will be looking for any fee around £26 million – similar to the price that Manchester United bought him for in 2015.
Jose Mourinho played Depay during Manchester United’s first match of the season, as the Dutchman came on as a substitute for Wayne Rooney.
Memphis was highly regarded by former Manchester United boss, Louis Van Gaal. The manager saw Memphis becoming an integral part of the United squad, but it hasn’t panned out as well as both had hoped.
Depay, who earns £150,000-a-week, will be hard to get rid of due to his high wages. However, high-profile clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid may be interested in the 22-year-old.
Jose Mourinho has already made four crucial signings this season: Zlatan Ibrahimović, Paul Pogba, Eric Bailly, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The United board are believed to have told Mourinho that should he want any new players this summer, he would have to fund the transfer by selling players from his current squad, meaning the Depay could be cashed in this season in order to fund a move for a new player – especially with Jose Mourinho already targeting Jose Fonte.