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Man Utd to sell 8 stars including Jadon Sancho as Liverpool's rival steps up transfer business

Jadon Sancho is heading for the Old Trafford exit
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Manchester United is gearing up for a major squad overhaul, with Jadon Sancho expected to leave Old Trafford this summer.

The Red Devils have made it clear they're ready to do business in the transfer window, setting sights on a leaner squad bolstered by strategic signings. And player sales are expected to play a pivotal role in funding additional transfers.

United's transfer strategy is taking shape with the club pursuing Joshua Zirkzee, whose acquisition hinges on a £34 million ($43.5 million) release clause. The focus is on strengthening the core of the team, with a defender, midfielder, and forward on the agenda.

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New co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, alongside directors Dan Ashworth and Jason Wilcox, are poised to capitalise on the market, selling players to increase their war chest. Mason Greenwood's time at United may be drawing to a close following a "constructive" meeting at the training ground, which discussed his potential permanent transfer.

The club is reportedly seeking a fee in the region of £30 million ($38.4 million) to £35 million ($44.9 million) for Greenwood, with French side Marseille appearing to be his next destination.

Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek's stint at United seems to be coming to an end, with Girona working on finalising a deal. It's claimed an initial sum of £450,000 ($576,000) has been agreed upon, potentially rising to £16 million ($20.5 million), including a sell-on clause.

In total, up to eight players could leave Old Trafford this summer. Sancho, who spent the latter half of 2023/24 on loan at Borussia Dortmund after a public falling out with Erik ten Hag, is likely to depart. The England international joined the club for £73 million ($93.5 million) but struggled to hit the ground running at Old Trafford and could depart for a fee in the region of £40 million ($51.3 million).

Juventus is said to be leading the chase for the 24-year-old. United's players appear to be in demand with Turkish Super Lig side Fenerbahce interested in Victor Lindelof, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka is being monitored by Galatasaray and West Ham.

Facundo Pellistri could be set for a return to Spain after spending time on loan at Granada last term. Real Valladolid are said to be considering a move. Former Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro could still be sold too. The club is believed to have an interest in cashing in on Saudi Pro League interest to unburden themselves of the Brazilian's £375,000-a-week ($480,000) salary.

While United would be more reluctant to sanction a sale, Scott McTominay appears to haven emerged as a target for Fulham and Everton. The Scotland midfielder wants a first team place, but United turned down a £30 million ($38.4 million) bid last summer.

Liverpool.com says: Manchester United clearly needs to revamp its squad after last season. Although Erik ten Hag's players won the FA Cup, they finished eighth in the Premier League and struggled to compete with Jurgen Klopp's men. United has enjoyed a takeover this summer with Sir Jim Ratcliffe entering the building, but it could take a while for the Manchester team to be truly competitive again. Liverpool fans shouldn't worry too much about a resurgent United next season.