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Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants Manchester United winger Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay has been left out of for the trip to Istanbul
Image: Memphis Depay has struggled to kickstart his career under Jose Mourinho

Everton look set to move for Memphis Depay in January after manager Ronald Koeman revealed his interest in the out-of-favour Manchester United winger.

The Holland international has played just 20 minutes of Premier League football in four substitute appearances under Jose Mourinho this season, leading to speculation he could be allowed to leave Old Trafford in the new year.

Asked if he would be keen to sign Depay, Koeman told FOX Sports Netherlands programme De tafel van Kees: "I would like to have him.

"I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games."

Depay, who cost United £25m from PSV Eindhoven in May 2015, is under contract until 2019.

Memphis Depay (R) is yet to start a Premier League game for Manchester United this season
Image: Depay (right) came on for the last eight minutes against Burnley on October 29

Speaking ahead of United's Europa League clash in Turkey earlier in November, Fenerbahce coach and fellow Dutchman Dick Advocaat suggested Depay should change clubs

Advocaat said: "Maybe he has to find another solution because he is too good to sit on the bench. I still believe in him, he has the right mentality, the right character to play for United.

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"But there are so many options there. Regular playing time will help his progression." 

Depay started his career with PSV and spent just over three years there before signing for United last year.

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