Paper Talk: Man Utd put quartet up for sale as Solskjaer eyes triple splurge

Date published: Monday 15th March 2021 8:24 - James Marshment

Manchester United are looking to offload four players this summer in a bid to boost their transfer warchest, Man City are chasing a Sporting Lisbon man, while Monday’s transfer gossip claims Leeds are on the trail of a Liverpool defender.

QUARTET UP FOR SALE AT MANCHESTER UNITED

Manchester United are looking to wave farewell to four players this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to increase his summer warchest.

The United manager is said to be looking for ‘two to three’ signings this summer – a centre-half, a striker and a right-back.

However, it’s reported he has only been handed a modest budget of £80m – with the rest having to come from player sales.

As such, Metro reports that four stars will be on their way this summer in a bid to boost their coffers.

As per the article, Solskjaer hopes to add an additional £50m to his budget with the sales.

The first one out the door will be Jesse Lingard, who should complete a £15m move to West Ham. He has found his groove again under David Moyes as the Hammers chase a European place.

Moyes has already told Lingard five reasons why he should make the move permanent.

The second out the door will be another loanee in Diogo Dalot. The full-back, currently on loan at AC Milan, is likely to depart for around £15m.

Phil Jones on his way

Solskjaer also hopes to raise up to £10m from the sale of forgotten defender Phil Jones. He’s not played for United all season, but still has admirers in the game. The likes of Burnley, Newcastle and West Ham have all been previously linked.

And finally, this summer will mark the exit of long-serving playmaker Juan Mata. He’s been at United since a then club-record £37.1m move from Chelsea in January 2014.

While his contract is due to expire this summer, United will likely trigger an extension before putting him up for sale.

Having played just 12 times this season, Mata is likely to fetch around £5m – £10m. Roma, Inter and Juventus have all been touted as possible suitors. Clubs in his homeland have also been tipped to make a move.


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LIVERPOOL FULL-BACK WANTED BY LEEDS

Yasser Larouci, Liverpool full-back

Leeds United have set their sights on Liverpool’s Yasser Larouci as Marcelo Biesla prepares to reinforce his options at left-back. (Daily Mail)

Ed Woodward has sold his Cheshire home and relocated to London, but sources insist he remains ‘100 per cent involved’ at Manchester United. (Daily Mail)

Cardiff City academy manager James McCarthy has been suspended amid the club’s fresh investigation into ‘non-recent’ bullying claims. (Daily Mail)

Barcelona wonderkid Ilaix Moriba’s father has revealed he cancelled his son’s flight to Manchester ahead of a proposed move to Pep Guardiola’s City side. (Daily Mail)

MAN CITY EYE DEAL FOR NUNO MENDES

Nuno Mendes TEAMtalk

Manchester City want to get ahead of Real Madrid in the transfer race to sign Sporting Lisbon wonderkid Nuno Mendes. (Daily Mail)

Wolves will receive a £12m financial injection from Liverpool this summer as part of the deal for Diogo Jota. The striker returns to Molineux on Monday for the first time. (Daily Telegraph)

Sergio Aguero is set to join Barcelona this summer, with a deal understood to be ‘very close’. (The Sun)

Arsenal have asked to be ‘kept informed’ of Yves Bissouma’s situation at Brighton, according to reports. (The Sun)

Premier League aces are to be enlisted to encourage Brits under 30 to get the Covid jab. (The Sun)

WENGER JOKES ABOUT KANE MISTAKE

Harry Kane Tottenham TEAMtalk

Arsene Wenger has joked that Harry Kane made the ‘wrong decision’ joining Tottenham after his brief stint at Arsenal as a kid. (The Sun)

Gabriel ‘Gabigol’ Barbosa has been detained by police for flouting coronavirus restrictions at an illegal casino in Sao Paulo. (The Sun)

Thomas Tuchel has backed Chelsea’s misfiring forwards, claiming he has no plans to buy another striker this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly prepared to offload four players this summer. (Daily Mirror)

Barcelona are reportedly keen to push Philippe Coutinho out of the exit door as a matter of urgency in order to clear debt they still owe to Liverpool. (Daily Mirror)

AND MORE TRANSFER GOSSIP

Nathaniel Phillips Sheff Utd v Liverpool February 2021

Liverpool’s Nat Phillips admits he was “jealous” watching his teammates win the Premier League last season, but he is hoping to be involved in future successes. (Daily Mirror)

Leeds have savaged UEFA’s plan to expand the Champions League to 36 teams, claiming most top-flight clubs are opposed to the idea. (Daily Mirror)

Angel Di Maria was taken off while PSG were in the middle of a game with his family the victims of a violent robbery, according to reports in France. (Daily Mirror)

Roy Keane, the former Manchester United captain, is reported to have expressed an interest in the vacant Celtic job. (The Times)

Christian Pulisic has decided to ignore links to Manchester United and Liverpool as he wants to fight for his place at Chelsea. (Daily Express)

Arsenal have held talks with the entourage of Eintracht Frankfurt centre-back Evan N’Dicka over a summer move. (Daily Express)

Derek McInnes has emerged as a shock contender for the vacant Sheffield United job. (The Scottish Sun)

 

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