MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham target Memphis Depay has revealed that he snubbed a Premier League move to fight for his spot at Barcelona.

Depay was offered to various clubs in England’s top-flight football but the Dutchman has told ESPN that he ‘loves competition’ and he doesn’t ‘walk away from it’.

Meanwhile, RB Salzburg CEO Stephan Reiter has denied Chelsea are close to hiring Christoph Freund as sporting director.

The transfer guru, 45, was reported to have held talks with the Blues as Todd Boehly looks to hire a sporting director.

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