Man Utd are looking to offload a host of first team stars in January with Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek among those who could be sold as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to raise transfer funds
Manchester United are preparing for a mass January clear out that could see the end of Anthony Martial’s time at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils enjoyed an excellent summer transfer window but attention will now turn to trimming their squad.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane all arrived as the Red Devils look to end their trophy drought.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer must now decide who he wants to keep long-term with his squad packed full of talent.
The United boss will struggle to keep all his players happy however meaning some may want to move elsewhere.
He also wants to bolster his transfer kitty and will listen to offers for up to seven players, reports the Sun.
Martial, who has been inconsistent throughout his United career, is one of those as he faces huge competition in attack.
Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek could also leave Manchester.
Centre-back pair Eric Bailly and Phil Jones, both of whom have signed new deals in the last year, too face uncertain futures.
Fringe full-backs Diogo Dalot and Alex Telles will also be on the market.
Several of those players were linked with summer exits but United opted against letting them go.
Just months later though and they could achieve moves away with Lingard, Dalot and Van de Beek known to have admirers.
Lingard recently rejected a new deal at Old Trafford whilst Van de Beek’s agent spoke out after a loan move away was denied.
United remain more willing to let some of their younger players head out on temporary moves.
Brandon Williams has recently left for Norwich whilst Amad was close to a loan switch.
One of the club’s main focuses is tying down Paul Pogba to a fresh deal as they face the threat of losing him for nothing.
Their record signing is into the final 12 months of his deal, but the Red Devils are confident of keeping him on a long-term deal, with an offer around the £400,000-a-week mark.
Pogba would pocket around £104m over the next five-years, making him the highest paid Premier League player ever.
That is despite Mino Raiola again talking up a possible exit for his client
He told Rai Sport: “Paul Pogba is out of contract in June, so we’ll talk with Man Utd and we’ll see what happens.
” Juventus? Paul still loves Turin. There’s a chance that Pogba will return to Juventus, yes – but it also depends on Juventus plans”.
PSG and Real Madrid have also been linked with the midfielder, but both opted to pursue other targets in the summer.