Manchester United could be planning a clearout with seven players likely to be sold
According to The Sun, Manchester United will be planning a clearout and up to seven players could be on the list to move away from Old Trafford.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to add to his transfer budget for the future, with the club planning to offload some of its fringe players to facilitate the same. The Red Devils have the highest wage bill in the Premier League.
A list of seven players is thought to be readied as the Red Devils plot to clear out the squad starting from the January transfer window. Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, and Anthony Martial are said to be on the list of players to be sold. Full-backs Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles could also feature in that list.
United are also looking to loan out several of its younger players to give them some quality first-team experience. All of these players have found it difficult to nail down a position in the regular team for some time now.
The Red Devils will hold talks with all of these players and discuss their future with the club ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
In the meantime, they are eager to tie down Paul Pogba with a long-term contract. The French midfielder’s contract gets over in the summer. Manchester United are hoping to offer him a £400,000-a-week deal.
The Old Trafford outfit are also working hard to secure a new deal for Bruno Fernandes. The new deal could see the Portuguese earn £250,000-a-week. This new deal could see him at the club till 2026. His current contract runs until 2025.
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Among the seven players who could potentially be sold, none of the names necessarily jump out as a surprise, considering that they have played only marginal roles under Solskjaer of late. It remains to be seen what the future holds for them as United plan for the future windows.