Memphis Depay
Manchester United move ahead of Liverpool in race for Memphis Depay after PSV Eindhoven revealed their interest in signing Adnan Januzaj on loanGetty Images

Manchester United have received a massive boost in their pursuit of PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay after the Dutch club's sporting director Marcel Brands opened the door to take out-of-favour winger Adnan Januzaj on loan.

This interest from the Eredivisie club puts Louis van Gaal's team in pole position to sign the Dutch forward, who is certain to leave at the end of the current campaign.

"If such a player like Adnan Januzaj would like to come and play Champions League football, you have a chance of making a temporary move," Brands said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.

Januzaj, after a breakthrough season under former manager David Moyes last season, has failed to settle under the new manager and has started just eight times this season.

Paris Saint-Germain and Everton made approaches for the young Belgian during the January transfer window, but the Red Devils boss was reluctant to let him leave midway through the season.

However, they could have better luck in the summer due to the player's lack of involvement with the United first-team, but will face competition from the Eredivisie champions.

United will give PSV priority when it comes to signing the Belgian international on loan in order to improve their chances of landing Depay, who is also on the radar of Premier League rivals Liverpool and Ligue 1 champions PSG.

The Dutch club's sporting director has revealed earlier in the month that the Merseyside club and the French champions were ahead of United, but their interest in Januzaj would have changed the order and put the Old Trafford club in pole position to land the 21-goal striker.

United or any interested club will have to fork out £25m ($37.8m) to sign the forward, who has admitted that he is ready to make a dream move if it is right for him and his current employers.