Liverpool are prepared to rival Tottenham in the hunt for Lyon forward Memphis Depay, according to the latest reports in Italy.
The Dutch forward swapped the Premier League for Ligue 1 back in 2017 after ending his nightmare two-season stint at Manchester United.
Memphis has since been rejuvenated at Les Gones, notching 12 goals and 16 assists last campaign and beginning this season netting 11 times already.
The Dutchman’s scoring form has drawn interests from European champions Liverpool and Spurs, Calciomercato claim.
But United, who flogged the 25-year-old for £17 million after just 53 appearances, have an exit clause on the versatile forward.
Though Old Trafford manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is yet to show interest in the Netherlands international.
Solskjaer instead has 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund wide attacker Jadon Sancho at the top of his transfer list.
But Les Gones’ director of football, Juninho, insisted Memphis is happy at Les Gones and hopes to extend his deal beyond its end in June 2021.
However, if the attacker declines a contract extension it is likely he’ll be sold before his existing one runs out so Ligue 1 club can recoup some of their investment.
Depay only netted seven goals in England, but he claimed his vast improvement in Lyon is down to being “more mature” – and because the PL is so tough.
Depay told The Mirror: “My mental state is different. I was 21 back then when I was with United and now I am 25 so obviously I am a more matured human being now, than when I was in Manchester.
“Also there is a difference between the French game and the English game and the main difference is the speed of the ball. In England it goes very fast, attack and defence and attack and defence again.
“The French game you feel more the control and trying to find our moments and we are all more relaxed playing the ball to each other.”