PSV Eindhoven are rewarding wonderkid attacker Memphis Depay with a new contract following a brace of exemplary performances in the new Eredivisie season.
The Dutchman, who produced a series of electric cameo performances at the World Cup competition in Brazil, has picked up the domestic campaign where he left off internationally as he has scored four goals in just two games - sparking concern that Premier League interest, predominantly from Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, could be heightened as a result.
In an attempt to allay fears the player could be sold for £15 million to one of either United or Spurs, PSV are offering Depay a more lucrative deal in order to retain his services.
"Depay has been told by PSV that they want to reward him for his development," a report on Voetbal International wrote. "The Netherlands international appreciates the gesture, but prefers to wait until the end of the transfer window before addressing the proposal."
Clearly, Depay is well aware he is a coveted commodity in the current market.
The presence of Louis van Gaal at Manchester United and the veteran manager's willingness to test Depay at the World Cup was the catalyst for rumours linking the athlete with a move to Old Trafford, while the 20-year-old winger could well be a superior forward to Tottenham Hotspur players such as Andros Townsend and/or Aaron Lennon.
Depay is contractually-bound to PSV for another three years, giving reason for the club to demand a sizable sum in the transfer window should he request the sale.