​Manchester United have stated that any club wishing to buy forgotten man Memphis Depay will have to pay at least €17m if they are to end his Old Trafford nightmare during this month's transfer window. 

The Dutchman is widely expected to leave United this January following a torturous 18 months at the club. Depay has only made two appearances for the Red Devils this season, the last of which came in the 4-0 drubbing of Feyenoord in the Europa League groupstages back in November. 

Having coughed up an estimated £26m to sign the winger from PSV Eindhoven back in the summer of 2015, French radio station ​RMC report that United have demanded at least €17m for their number seven, as they to look to recoup some of the money they spent on signing him. 

Depay has been linked with a move to fellow Premier League club Everton, who only recently agreed a deal to sign his teammate, Morgan Schneiderlin, for a ​reported £22m. 

However, whilst a move to Goodison Park appears a viable option for the 22-year-old, French outfit Lyon are also interested in signing the player and according to RMC, have made an inquiry about a potential deal for Depay. 

The club currently sit fourth in Ligue 1 and will be looking to close the five point gap between themselves and third placed PSG, as they look to secure Champions League qualification for  next season. 

Manchester United FC v Feyenoord - UEFA Europa League

Bruno Génésio's side failed to make it through to the knockout stages of this year's competition and instead face a tricky tie with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League. 

​UEFA rules would make Depay cup-tied for the rest of the competition, having previously played for United in it this season. That alone may complicate matters between the two clubs, should they come close to reaching an agreement over the next few weeks.