Liverpool are set to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Memphis Depay in the summer, with Brendan Rodgers making one last ditch attempt to sign the Dutchman.
The Daily Mail reports that the management is trying their best to convince the player that he will get more game time at Liverpool compared to any other club. Rodgers is known for keeping faith in youngsters, as is evident in his handling of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge over the years.
However, Louis van Gaal is closer to the player, given that he has worked with him in the Fifa World Cup 2014, where he put in a decent performance. Reports suggest that the Red Devils have already approached PSV Eindoven with tangible interest and are likely to push harder once the season is over.
Meanwhile, Liverpool will have to shell out up to £25m for his signature, which given their financial situation would be a massive gamble for a player still unproven in the biggest stage. The Reds are likely to initiate a massive exodus in the summer, with a lot of players expected to move out of the club to make room for new acquisitions.
"We have given an indication of the price for Depay, which is probably more than €25m. Therefore we can have no quibbles with Depay's management [over the price]," PSV Eindhoven general manager Toon Gerbrands said.
"Depay must first reach an agreement with a club and if that club are willing to pay the transfer fee then he can leave quickly," he added.
Depay was in the running for the Fifa young player of the tournament award after scoring two goals in the tournament and playing a vital part in their qualification to the semi-finals, but missed out to Paul Pogba. The winger has scored 23 goals this season and given his age will only get better, which teams currently fighting for his signature are hoping for.