Manchester United are willing to ‘listen to offers’ for six players as the club bid to bolster their transfer funds with a number of sales this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be busy in the summer transfer market as his rebuild continues, the club having been linked to a host of leading names including Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Manchester United are also considering entering the market for a new centre-back and additional centre-forward, and will look to raise funds by selling a number of players deemed surplus to requirements.
According to the Telegraph, Chris Smalling and Alexis Sanchez – currently out-on-loan at Roma and Inter Milan respectively – head a queue of players set for the exit door, whilst Marcos Rojo will also be made available for transfer after spending the second half of the season with Estudiantes in his native Argentina.
Jesse Lingard could become the biggest casualty of Solskjaer’s clear-out with the midfielder having struggled for form in recent months, the 27-year-old named on the bench just once since the Premier League‘s restart and tipped to depart.
Leicester, Everton and AC Milan are among the clubs to have been tentatively linked with the England international, who may feel a move away from his boyhood side is necessary to restart his stalling career, Lingard having failed to register a single Premier League goal or assist this season and losing his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad as a result.
Phil Jones will also be allowed to depart should the club receive a suitable offer for the centre-back, whose continued struggles for both form and fitness have seen him fall down the pecking order. The 28-year-old is attracting interest from several Premier League sides, with former United boss David Moyes believed to be keen on taking the defender to West Ham.
The sixth player available this summer is Diogo Dalot, who has struggled to command regular first-team football since arriving from Porto in a £19m deal two years ago. Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s arrival last summer has blocked the youngster’s pathway into Solskjaer’s side and he could look to leave in search of regular minutes after failing to make a league appearance since October.