Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to discuss the Red Devils' potential move for PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay during his press conference on Friday, 24 April.
The Old Trafford club have been heavily linked with a move for the young Dutch forward, with reports suggesting that he had flown into England for talks about a possible £25m summer move.
Van Gaal and the striker are said to have a close relationship after the Dutch manager gave Depay his debut while coaching the Netherlands national team.
The 20-year-old forward has had a stand-out season for PSV this campaign, which has seen the club crowned Eredivisie champions for the first time since 2008.
However, despite all the reports regarding a possible move to Old Trafford, the former Bayern Munich manager refused to discuss it with the media and suggested that he has a relationship with a lot of his former players, but would not be able to sign them all.
"I don't discuss it with the media. You know my answer. I have a lot of relationships with players. I cannot buy all the players I have coached already," Van Gaal said, as quoted by Goal.
Meanwhile, Depay's coach at PSV Phillip Cocu has hinted that Depay could choose United over other interested clubs due to the presence of Van Gaal.
The former Netherlands skipper has praised the Red Devils boss as a very pleasant manager to work with, but admitted that he does not know Depay's choice for next season.
"Van Gaal is a very good coach with whom I have worked and he was always very pleasant," Cocu said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"And the Premier League is a great league. I have contact with Memphis on a daily basis about many things, but not on a specific club or league," the Dutch midfielder added.