Arsenal set to make summer move for former Manchester United forward

Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly all considering a summer swoop for Lyon forward Memphis Depay.

The 26-year-old star had been enjoying another prolific campaign for the French outfit before seeing it curtailed by injury, netting  14 goals and providing two assists in 18 appearances in all competitions.

Memphis has rebuilt his professional career following an unsuccessful stint in the PL with Manchester United, but Spanish outlet Todofichajes states that a return to the English top-flight could be on the cards.

The Netherlands international wants to leave the club this summer after seeing them fail to qualify for the UCL next season as a result of the Ligue 1 campaign being cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lyon sat seventh when the campaign was cancelled with current positions counting, meaning that they’ll have no European football at all in 2020-21.

The London trio of the Gunners, the Blues and Spurs are now weighing up a bid for him and are hopeful that he could be available for a cut-price sum with his contract due to expire next year.

The Dutchman netted just seven goals in 53 appearances for United during his previous stint in England but has had a direct hand in 96 goals from 134 games since moving to Lyon.

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid have allegedly offered Liverpool the chance to land Thomas Partey during the next transfer market.

While Arsenal have been heavily mentioned with an approach for the Ghanaian, The Sun states that Liverpool could rival Mikel Arteta’s side for the player’s signature.

The report claims that Los Blancos are interested in putting together a straight-swap deal involving ex-Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.