Man Utd 'ready to accept £95m loss' on three players in Erik ten Hag transfer reshuffle


Manchester United are prepared to take a substantial hit on three players this summer as they attempt to raise cash in the market and each departure would clearly indicate that there are lessons that need to be learned in the future when it comes to pursuing targets. The Red Devils are having to work smartly to remain in compliance with Financial Fair Play regulations and exits will ultimately hold the key for Erik ten Hag in his quest to land his top targets.

Mason Mount is due to arrive in a £60million deal from Chelsea but the Dutchman is also after Andre Onana, a new marquee striker and potentially further defensive reinforcements.

In order to fund all four transfers, United are now looking to find buyers for the likes of Harry Maguire, Fred and even Jadon Sancho who has struggled to replicate his glistening form at Borussia Dortmund during his time at Old Trafford.

Maguire cost United a whopping £80million fee in the summer of 2019 when he became the world's most-expensive defender upon arrival from Leicester.

There are suggestions that United would be willing to accept half of that figure now to wave goodbye to their club captain after four underwhelming seasons in Manchester.

Yet even £40m seems steep at this moment in time and it's highly unlikely that any interested parties are going to match that figure.

Considering Maguire is an experienced defender who has shone in three international tournaments with England, there is hardly a list of clubs queuing up for his services.

Meanwhile, Fred cost United an initial £47m when he signed from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer of 2021.

After five years at Old Trafford, he could now be on the move with Fulham thought to be keen on signing the Brazilian.

Yet United are asking for £20m - currently considered too much by Fulham - and for that reason, the deal is currently blocked.

United triggered a one-year extension in Fred's contract back in December but his deal is still set to expire in the summer of 2024.

It's ultimately the reason why he is available for a cut-price but the Red Devils would still be taking a significant loss (£27m) on the player if they were to offload.

Sancho is a different story altogether. United had tried to land the England international on three separate occasions before finally getting the deal over the line in the summer of 2021 for £73m.

Now they are reportedly willing to sell for just £45m after two disappointing campaigns at Old Trafford with Sancho struggling to nail down a starting berth.

Even after forcing his way back into Ten Hag's side, Sancho failed to deliver the goods and if attacking reinforcements arrive this summer, he will be faced with an uphill task to turn his United career around.

Between the three players, United are willing to accept losses of £95m on the trio, who are all being pushed towards the Old Trafford exit door.

Further departures are also expected but the bulk of the cash United are striving to raise could come from these three United sales.

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