Manchester United could sell up to five of its existing players to finance a move for Borussia Dortmund striker Jadon Sancho, the Mirror reports.
Alexis Sánchez is the first player on the list that United would like to remove from their books. The 31-year-old Chilean has suffered a lackluster season at Inter Milan that was cut short by injury and the coronavirus, but the Italian club is still open to keeping him on loan for another year, according to some reports. That wouldn’t address all of his £ 500,000 a week wages, but it could cut about half the obligation.
Chris Smalling, another United loan player in Italy, this time to Rome, is expected to complete a permanent deal at the end of the season, and that could raise around £ 15 million, as well as pay any of his wages that the club still they are required to pay you.
Fellow defender Phil Jones will also be available for the transfer and could raise around £ 5 million less. Another United player who could be featured on the way out is Jesse Lingard, 27, who has quickly surpassed his shallow potential to offer very little. Lingard would go on sale in hopes of raising around £ 20 million, and has been linked with a switch to Series A.
Another player who can leave is Andreas Pereira. The Brazilian midfielder has been flattered to cheat over the course of his United career, although he has been competent in loan periods in Valencia and Granada, so a move to La Laliga could be at stake. Since the arrival of Fred and Bruno Fernandes, and the appearance of Scott McTominay, their opportunities are limited, and Daniel James is a better reserve option on the right wing.