Manchester United are reportedly considering a move in signing PSV Eindhoven midfielder Memphis Depay in the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils appointed Louis van Gaal as their new manager for the next season. The Dutchman will take charge at Old Trafford after the end of the World Cup campaign with the Netherlands national side.
According to the Sun, the former Barcelona boss is a huge admirer of Depay after the 20-year-old impressed for both his club and country. Van Gaal handed the youngster his international debut for the Netherlands and he has now set his sights on bringing the winger to Old Trafford.
United are preparing a £15m bid to seal the deal for the Dutch international as he is set to be Van Gaal's first signing for his new club. Depay is already in the World Cup squad and will make it to the summer event in Brazil.
A source told the Sun that Depay would be at United sooner or later as the 62-year-old man is a big fan of the Dutch winger.
"Van Gaal really likes Memphis - he put him in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers when he was only a teenager. Now he's taking the kid to Brazil. No one would be surprised if he is on his way to United sooner rather than later," the Sun's source was quoted as saying.
The winger has featured in 32 league games for PSV, scoring 12 goals and managing seven assists in the process.
United veteran Ryan Giggs announced his retirement as a player and will be Van Gaal's No 2 from the next season. The Welshman's decision to end his playing career came as a surprise for Old Trafford favourite David Beckham.
"I'm surprised he's retired because he was still playing great. Physically he's still in great condition, to play for so many years at the top level you have to be," Beckham told Sky Sports.
"Now he has a new role at the club and it was great to see him walk out as Manchester United manager for those four games. When you've got someone like Giggsy, who all the players respect and all the fans love, it makes a huge difference."
"His role now has totally changed and I'm sure he will find it an easy transition because he takes things in his stride. Ryan's not affected by anything. He knows the club better than most people who are at Manchester United now," he added.