Fenerbahce suffer transfer blow as Man United boss “more than happy” for forward to stay

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Dutch forward Memphis Depay (R) vies for the ball with Turkey's midfielder Olcay Sahan during the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Turkey and The Netherlands at Konya's Arena on September 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO/STRINGER (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Fenerbahce have suffered a blow in the race to sign Manchester United’s out-of-favour Holland Ace Memphis Depay, according to the Mirror.

The report states that Man United boss Jose Mourinho is “more than happy” for Depay to remain at Old Trafford.

“I was informed by the club that there is a chance Memphis could leave,”
Mourinho told Fox Sports (via Daily Mail).

“From a human point of view, I cannot stop him from leaving when he is not playing under me.

“If he is staying, I would be more than happy because he is a fantastic guy and a very good player. I feel so sorry that I am not giving him opportunities to play. A player of his age needs to be playing matches.

“If he stays with me, for sure, he will play some games because we have so many matches.”

Fenerbahce recently held talks with Manchester United winger Memphis Depay over a loan deal a source close to the Istanbul giants told Turkish-football.

However, the source confirmed that an agreement was yet to be reached and that Depay is unlikely to join Fenerbahce on a temporary move over the winter.

Fenerbahce boss Dick Advocaat has a close relationship with Depay and first gave him his debut during their time at PSV together.

Depay found the back of the net seven times in 45 appearances last season but has played just 20 minutes of football in the Premier League over the current campaign under Mourinho.