Tottenham may still be in the race to sign Memphis Depay after Phillip Cocu denied that Manchester United or any other club have made contact.
Memphis Depay could yet become a Tottenham player this summer after the manager of the 20-year-old’s current club PSV Eindhoven moved to dismiss the idea that Manchester United or any other European side have made contact over a potential transfer.
The Eredivisie youngster has attracted attention from the Lilywhites and Red Devils in recent weeks, with the pair thought to be keen on recruiting Depay, a player also thought to be on Manchester City’s radar.
Depay admitted as much during an interview that took place after Holland’s 2-1 win over Mexico, though he remained coy on his future plans.
"I'll see later. My agent Kees Ploegsma is here too, but we are not talking about that kind of stuff. That is for after the World Cup,” he told reporters.
That appears to still be the case, despite increasing speculation that Depay is set to move to Manchester United along with Oranje boss Louis van Gaal.
Tottenham fans must have feared the worst upon hearing those rumours but it appears those claims are unfounded, with Cocu explaining in an interview with Voetbal International that no bids had yet been submitted or even discussed.
"There have been no contacts, and he has a contract with PSV [until 2017], thus let's not get ahead of ourselves,” he told the news provider.
But while the PSV coach went on to outline his desire to keep Depay, the reality remains that the speculation surrounding the star, plus the potential for the Eindhoven giants to receive a €20 million transfer fee means that, should any bid be forthcoming, it would be difficult to turn down.
With Tottenham looking to kick-on next season and able to offer the Dutchman the opportunity of living in the capital at a club chasing Champions League football, there could be hope for a move yet.
In the meantime, Depay could be in action for Holland later with the Dutch taking on Argentina in the second semi-final of this World Cup.