Manchester United’s hopes of adding more new signings to their squad will hinge on finding suitors for a host of players, with Paul Pogba among the group who could be on the chopping block.
The Red Devils have had a busy summer already, securing a £72.9million deal for Jadon Sancho while they are on the verge of completing a deal for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane for an initial £34.2m.
Both players were priority signings for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, though he still wants to add a new right-back to his squad as well as a defensive midfielder.
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But reports claim that Solskjaer’s plans will be dependent on selling players, with United needing to both raise transfer funds and free up spaces in the squad. At least one big name will need to be offloaded, with United considering the possibility of allowing Pogba to leave Old Trafford if he refuses to sign a new contract.
The Frenchman’s current deal expires next year, when he can leave on a free transfer, but United would look to get a fee of around £50m this summer with PSG circling.
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Jesse Lingard, similarly, has entered the last year of his contract and, despite impressing Solskjaer during his loan, could be sold if United’s £30m valuation is met.
There are five more players who will either be sold or loaned out for a decent fee: Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams, Diogo Dalot, Andreas Pereira and Facundo Pellestri.It is also possible that one of Dean Henderson or David de Gea would be sold, with neither player likely to accept another season of rotation, let alone being a backup, as Solskjaer switched between the two shot-stoppers.
Depending on how much money United manage to raise, they will look to bring in a new midfielder and a right-back.
Solskjaer is eager to bring in a more adventurous and attack-minded defender to act as cover and competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier their preferred choice, while Declan Rice was previously linked with the midfield role.
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