Memphis Depay
Paris Saint-Germain have entered the race to sign Memphis Depay, who has been linked persistently with a move to the Premier LeagueGetty Images

Paris Saint-Germain are also in the race for Manchester United target Memphis Depay according to Gregory van der Wiel, who plays for the French club in Ligue 1.

The Red Devils are said to be favourites to sign the Dutch star, who currently plays for PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie, but has been strongly linked with a move away this summer.

PSV manager Philip Cocu even confirmed earlier in the year that the midfielder could make the step up to the next level at the end of the current campaign.

Depay has been phenomenal for the Dutch league leaders this season and has scored 22 goals in all competitions for the Eindhoven based club. He was also an influential member of the Netherlands national team during the World Cup under the tutelage of Louis van Gaal, who currently manages the Old Trafford club.

Apart from United, arch rivals Liverpool are also said to be interested in the pacey forward's signature, but recent reports revealed that Van Gaal's team were ahead in the race.

But the late entry of PSG will ensure a bidding war for the player's services and full-back Van der Wiel has confirmed the Ligue 1 champions' approach for the player and believes that it is the right time to leave the Eredivisie side for a bigger club in Europe.

"I think PSG inquired about Depay, yes. But this is not surprising, because I think all clubs want. I spoke with him about PSG because it's always good to share experiences with someone else. It has nothing to do with age, when you leave the Eredivisie. If you feel you have nothing to learn more, is that it is time to leave.This is the experience that is already acquired," Van der Wiel said, as quoted by French newspaper Le10 Sport.