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Roma to lodge Memphis Depay bid

Roma to lodge Memphis Depay bid

Depay wanted at Roma

Italian giants AS Roma are prepared to lodge an attempt to sign Manchester United outcast Memphis Depay in the New Year. The 22-year-old is expected to leave Old Trafford in January after failing to make his mark under Jose Mourinho.

Depay, 22, has barely featured for the Red Devils this season despite Mourinho claiming that the player remains a crucial part of his plans.

According to The Sun, the Giallorossi will table an offer for the Dutchman at the start of 2017 as they seek a suitable replacement for Mohamed Salah.

Egyptian ace Salah will be leaving for the African Cup of Nations in mid-January, and this has urged the Capital outfit to seek a back-up during his absence.

Premier League side Everton have also been linked with the Dutch forward, but Mourinho is reluctant to offload his player to a rival competing for the European places.

Depay is currently available on the loan market, but there is the possibility that he could be sold on a permanent basis in the winter transfer window.