Man Utd to offload £100m quintet to fund huge summer spree

Date published: Monday 26th March 2018 2:22 - Oli Fisher

Manchester United are looking to overhaul their squad with a summer spending spree and will reportedly sell five players for £100m to fund it.

Reports earlier on Monday suggest that the Red Devils are prepared to spend £215m in the close season as Jose Mourinho aims to secure a major trophy in 2018/19.

The Daily Mirror states that Mourinho is eyeing Raphael Varane and Marquinhos as centre-back options, Toni Kroos and Marco Verratti as possible midfield additions plus Alex Sandro as the ideal left-back target.

Now, The Sun claims that the Portuguese boss will have £130m available to him this summer before player sales, so will need to raise the additional cash himself.

In order to fund his spree, the former Porto boss is looking to offload Luke Shaw for £28m, while another defender in Chris Smalling is expected to fetch £25m.

United are apparently hoping to get £14m for Matteo Darmian, who has been linked with Juventus, and Daley Blind.

Ander Herrera is another player that Mourinho is willing to offload, but he wants £27m for the Spaniard amid links with AC Milan.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has already departed Old Trafford for the MLS, while Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are both currently set to leave upon the expiry of their contracts in June.

 

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