Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay is wanted by Southampton and Manchester United Getty

Memphis Depay has played down talk of January moves to Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur, insisting he wants to first win a league title with PSV Eindhoven.

Depay, 20, was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford where he would be reunited with his former Netherlands coach, Louis van Gaal.

His excellent campaign in the Eredivise, where he has contributed 10 goals - 16 in all competitions - has helped fire PSV to the top of the Dutch flight and boost their hopes of breaking Ajax's four-season dominance of the title.

PSV admit they have little chance of holding on to the Netherlands international in the long term but have warned clubs such as United and Spurs not to waste their time with a bid in the January window.

And Depay has indicated he is happy to remain at the Philips Arena, particularly should they qualify for the Champions League this season, and has indicated any club looking to sign will have to do likewise.

"Maybe I'll play next season in the Champions League with PSV, I might go to another great club," Depay told Voetbal International. "I do not plan. I just want to take steps in my career."

United sit in third place in the Premier League, five points clear of seventh-placed Tottenham. Southampton, another team interested in securing Depay's services, are fourth and their hopes of finishing the top four could complicate matters.

Southampton assistant manager Erwin Koeman recently revealed the south coast club made an offer for the Dutch starlet, only for him to choose to remain in Netherlands for another year.

"We made enquiries with his agent," Koeman told Dutch outlet Metro. "With his style, he would fit well in England. Memphis is fast, focused and physically strong. Southampton would have been an excellent springboard for him to the very top of the Premier League.

"Here, he would have had time to get used to the level and would have had two Dutch coaches who have great confidence in him, but he did not sit down and chose to stay at PSV.

"Too bad for us, but also for him."