Manchester United struggling to find buyers for out of favour superstars

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer head coach/manager of Manchester United (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer head coach/manager of Manchester United (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) /

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to trim his squad by selling fringe players this summer.

Manchester United are yet to receive an official bid for their fringe players despite several clubs placing an interest. The club officials are hopeful of moving on a number of superstars in exchange for additional funds for the transfer kitty.

Thus far, Man United have managed to sign Donny van de Beek from AFC Ajax in a potential €44million deal. Solskjaer is hoping to add at least two more players amid heavy investment from Chelsea this summer.

As it stands, Jadon Sancho remains a priority for Manchester United in the ongoing transfer market. However, Borussia Dortmund’s €120m price tag is deemed unrealistic in the current financial situation affected by the pandemic. But, the Red Devils are poised to make a formal offer for the English prodigy.

Despite the availability of funds to sanctions exorbitant transfer deals, Man United officials are eager to pare their losses incurred during the shutdown by optimising the net spend margin this summer. As they brace for heavy spending in the coming weeks, player sales would aid in balancing the books.

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"Manchester United’s hopes of raising extra transfer funds are being hampered by the high wages of fringe players.United’s financial clout this summer has been restricted by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and so far manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only been able to add £40 million midfielder Donny van de Beek to his squad. (ESPN)"

Chris Smalling could be the first departure from the Premier League club as talks continue with AS Roma to allow the veteran defender join Serie A on a permanent basis. The Red Devils are struggling to find suitors for Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, and Sergio Romero.

It is understood that several Premier League clubs have made preliminary enquiries for the aforementioned players but Manchester United are yet to receive any official bids. The lucrative contracts are proving to be a major obstacle in moving on the squad’s deadwood.

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Meanwhile, Man United remain focussed on signing Jadon Sancho this summer. Besides a right-sided forward, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains keen on adding a striker, central defender, and a fullback should the finances allow a shopping spree.

The transfer market will shut on October 5.

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