“Cody [Gakpo] has had a difficult preparation with us because he has spoken with Manchester United [over the summer],” explained PSV Eindhoven chief Marcel Brands said in an interview quoted by the Evening Standard.
“They [United] didn’t come until mid-August and didn’t go through.
“I even think Cody wouldn’t have left at the end of the transfer window, if the right amount had been offered.
“There has been no bid that approached the lower bound of what we agreed with Cody.”
The 23-year-old winger did express his disappointment at the deal not going through once the window closed.
The Red Devils ended up signing Antony from Ajax instead, who has scored once in three appearances this season.
Gakpo, meanwhile, has scored eight goals and assisted thrice in 11 games across competitions for PSV.