Memphis Depay ‘ready’ for return to Manchester United in January and more transfer rumours

According to Spanish outlet Sport (via Caught Offside), Depay is &aposinterested&apos in joining United during the winter window and is ready for a return to his former club. The 28-year-old left Old Trafford in 2017 after a disappointing 18-month spell and spent four years with French club Lyon before eventually moving to Barcelona.

Depay only has six months remaining on his current deal and could be available for a cut-price fee in January, something that will interest United. Erik ten Hag&aposs 225million spend over the summer has meant that the club are looking at loan deals and short-term options in order to fix their lack of attacking firepower in the second half of the season.

Although there is no suggestion that Depay would be available for loan – given his current contract situation – Barcelona may consider letting the attacker go for a lower fee than they would have last season in a bid to avoid losing the former PSV man for nothing.

Elsewhere, the Mirror report that Atletico Madrid are &aposdemanding&apos a loan fee of 9.5m for Joao Felix with a &aposcommitment&apos to buy the forward for 70.5m.

It is claimed that the La Liga club want an answer from United by &aposthe middle of this week&apos regarding whether or not they are prepared to meet their valuation. The report also states that the Reds have &aposfirst option&apos for Felix and that Ten Hag&aposs side will have 48 hours to match any other offer presented by another club.

Felix has been hotly tipped to leave Atletico since reports emerged that the Portugal international is unhappy with his lack of game time under Diego Simeone.

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