Impressing Depay holding off contract talks and is waiting for Chelsea to offer Premier League move
Chelsea target Memphis Depay is delaying contract extension talks with Lyon in the hope of receiving an offer from a major European club this summer.
Manchester United decided to offload Depay in 2017 after the winger failed to make the kind of impact that many expected after his big money move to Old Trafford, but the Dutchman has re-established himself in France with some eye-catching patches of form and his performances have actually linked him with a move back to the Premier League.
That led to speculation that both Arsenal and Liverpool may be interested in trying to secure a transfer deal last summer, especially as both clubs were looking to add something different to their attacks during the summer window.
But in the end of the Dutchman stayed put at the French side, but his performances, and goals, this season has once again liked him with a move back to the Premier League, with Chelsea now reportedly interested in a deal.
Recent reports in the media have claimed Chelsea are considering an approach with the Holland international’s contract set to expire in June 2021.
Now RMC have reported that Depay is holding off signing a new contract with the French giants as he hoped that a bigger European club, like Chelsea, will come in with an offer and get him back into the big time.
The Dutchman’s current deal expires next summer, but Lyon sporting director Juninho and manager Rudi Garcia are confident of convincing him to sign a new two-year extension, meaning that Chelsea will have a battle on their hands to sign the man.
Depay has been very impressive since he left United just a few seasons ago and has become a real star over at Lyon, but the French League is not the Premier League and Depay has already proven that he is not cut out for the Premier League.
If Chelsea could manage to get him for a cut-priced fee, then yes he could be a good squad member to have in the side. But he is not really that type of player to come in and get the other Premier League sides worried.