According to reports, Manchester United is now open to offers for three first-team members following the recent unveiling of former Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and the impending arrival of Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, with sales now expected to help balance the books.
That’s according to a recent report from ESPN, who claim as many as three first-team players could be moved on this summer – so long as the Red Devils’ hierarchy can find suitable buyers.
ESPN notes that either one of Dean Henderson or David De Gea, who were heavily rotated last season, are both in the club’s shop window, as well as wide-duo Daniel James and Anthony Martial.
James was named in 23 matches throughout the course of last season, directly contributing to seven goals along the way.
Elsewhere, although Martial returned a greater number of direct goal contributions (16), fans and pundits alike were quick to criticise the Frenchman, who was often tasked with filling in as a lone striker.
ESPN’s latest report doesn’t state exactly how much the club is valuing each player, but you’d certainly expect two of those three players to accumulate at least enough to cover the £40m agreed with Real Madrid for Varane (Guardian).
Other players understood to be available should the right offer come in, include a host of fringe players.
ESPN believe this list comprises of Jesse Lingard, Diogo Dalot, Brandon Williams, Alex Telles, Andreas Pereira and Phil Jones.