Lyon president Aulas gives Milan hope in €20m pursuit of Memphis Depay

By Oliver Fisher -

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has failed to rule out the chance of Memphis Depay leaving amid strong links with a move to AC Milan.

It was reported by TMW earlier in the week that Milan have made contacts and have probed the ground with the Ligue 1 side regarding a deal for Depay, and CEO Ivan Gazidis is ready to make an offer of €20million plus a percentage of future resale.

Elliott Management have also given the green light for the bid and the subsequent purchase, as Milan’s owners consider the Dutchman a perfect target as he is not too old (26) but will add much needed quality to the attacking department.

Aulas spoke to Progrès regarding the future of the star Dutch winger, admitting there has been little progress.

“No updates so far. Memphis told me that he is ready to discuss it upon his return,” he said.

“His agents say he is leaning towards leaving the club if we are not going to a European competition.”

Given that – as it stands – Lyon are set to miss out on a European spot due to the decision of Ligue 1 to cancel the season and implement the final standings based on points per game, that could be very good news for Milan.

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