Manchester United are considering a sensational £8million move for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, according to reports in Spain.
The striker endured a torrid spell at Old Trafford in 2015, but the Red Devils could be set to make a surprise swoop for the Dutchman in the final weeks of the window.
Depay has been in thorough discussions with Italian side Juventus this month, yet the deal now appears to have fallen through.
The 28-year-old was preparing to terminate his contract at the Camp Nou in order to seal a move to Juve, but the Old Lady have been discouraged by the striker’s wage demands.
And according to Marca, Manchester United are now considering a shock move for their former forward.
Depay joined the Red Devils in a £31m deal from PSV in 2015, but spent just one full season in Manchester before he was sent out on loan to Lyon.
The Netherlands international failed to make an impression at Old Trafford – netting just seven goals in 53 appearances.
The forward rejuvenated his career at Lyon and sealed a dream move to Barcelona in the summer of 2021.
Yet the Blaugrana are now desperate to offload Depay and former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in order to register new signing Jules Kounde.
Tottenham were also reported to be interested in a move for the 29-year-old, but United are set to move ahead of their Premier League rivals for the transfer.
Man United manager Erik ten Hag is keen to add to his attacking options this summer, while the club have been credited with recent interest in forward pair Antony and Cody Gakpo.
The Red Devils picked up their first victory of the season in the 2-1 defeat of arch-rivals Liverpool on Monday evening.