PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay admits a move to one of Europe's biggest sides would be a "dream" as Manchester United and Liverpool battle for his signature.
United have been heavily linked with Depay, 21, since Louis van Gaal's arrival at the club but the manager refused to be drawn in a recent press conference on whether they had lodged a bid for his services.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers also remained tight-lipped on the matter when asked whether his club were interested in signing the forward but added the Netherlands international is a "very talented player".
Following a spate of reports suggesting Depay had met with United officials, the player insisted he knew nothing about an offer from any club. But in quotes attributed to Dutch daily De Telegraaf, the Dutch starlet admits he would welcome a move to one of Europe's elite if the deal is also right for PSV.
When asked of reports suggesting his transfer fee will fetch up to €30m (£21.5m, $32,4m), he said: "If that were to come true, that would be a dream," Depay said. "I think that is what everyone wants."
PSV are resigned to losing Depay this summer after a season where he has been integral to them winning their first Dutch title since 2008. Club director Marcel Brands, who recently revealed an offer from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2014, insists the decision where the Dutch international will play rests with the player.
"It's up to Memphis to make his decision in the end, though. I have little doubt that we will then be able to agree terms," he explained.
Depay's 21 Eredivisie goals this season has seen him draw comparisons with a young Cristiano Ronaldo, with ex-United coach Rene Meulensteen saying his pace and strength make him the closest thing to the Real Madrid super star in the global game.
"With the caveat that I have never worked with Memphis, I dare to think based on the competition that the 18-year-old Cristiano could do more than Memphis can now," Meulensteen said. "They have very similar characteristics: explosiveness, strength, speed. The only problem was that he had too many frills in his game. We had to help him unlearn that."