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United willing to slash asking price for winger

Everton have been linked with the Dutch International for the past few months.

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Manchester United are willing to slash their asking price for winger Memphis Depay as Mourinho accepts the club will not recoup what they spent just a year ago, according to the Daily Mirror.

It is reported that Mourinho will accept a fee around £12.5million, exactly half of what the club paid when the starlet moved from PSV for £25million.

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Everton are thought to be leading the chase for the Dutch international, though interest from Tottenham Hotspur and a handful of Italian clubs could scupper a move but Ronald Koeman is still looking to land his man.

Speaking in mid-November, Koeman expressed his desire to sign Depay, explaining:

"If there is any opportunity then, of course, I’m interested.

“I was interested at Southampton, that has not changed. We have to be patient but we will do business in January.”

The Toffees are also thought to be front runners to sign Depay’s United teammate Morgan Schneiderlin, though they face competition from West Bromwich Albion who are willing to smash their transfer record.

Schneiderlin is thought to be keen on reuniting with Ronald Koeman who he played under in his last season at Southampton, which may prove pivotal in the Blues’ pursuit of the Frenchman.