Liverpool will not pursue a move for Lyon star Memphis Depay this summer, despite intense speculation linking the Dutchman with a move to Anfield.
The winger has been a key figure for Lyon following his move from Manchester United in January 2017, and helped the Ligue 1 side to a third place finish this season with 10 goals and 10 assists to his name.
Depay has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks and the 25-year-old appeared to hint that he was on his way to Merseyside to complete a deal on his official Instagram last week.
However, according to Sky Sports, Liverpool have ruled out a move for the Netherlands international, who still looks set to leave Lyon this season after captioning his Instagram story video “Merci Lyon.”
Depay looks set to face off against a number of Liverpool’s England international’s next month, in the Nations League semi-final in Portugal.
Four alternatives to Depay
Ziyech has been one of Ajax’s standout performers this season with 21 goals and 24 assists in all competitions this campaign.
Pepe has been a key figure for LOSC Lille this season, helping his side finish second in Ligue 1. The forward has scored 23 goals and registered 12 assists in all competitions.
Kostic has scored 10 goals and created 13 assists in all competitions this season, helping Eintracht Frankfurt reach the semi-final of the Europa League and finish seventh in the Bundesliga.
Sarabia has enjoyed a fine season for Sevilla, with 23 goals and 17 assists in all competitions.