Ole Gunnar Solskjaer puts five Manchester United stars up for sale this summer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly planning to offload some of Manchester United’s big earners this summer as he looks to raise funds to sign Jadon Sancho.

Any deal for the Borussia Dortmund winger will be pricey, with his current club demanding £110million to sell the England international.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, United chiefs are uncomfortable shelling out that much on a player and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has told Solskjaer he will have to raise extra funds through sales.

Slashing the wage bill is a priority for the Manchester United manager, which makes Alexis Sanchez high on his list of players to offload.

Jesse Lingard is also set to leave the club, with fellow academy graduate Andreas Pereira also likely to head out of the exit door.

English centre-backs Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are also up for sale, according to The Mirror.

Solskjaer would like to get rid of all of them, however, he accepts Sanchez’s £400,000-a-week wages may prove a sticking point.

The Chile international has been on loan at Inter Milan this season and another loan deal may be easier to arrange.

Lingard’s value has plummetted in recent times, with United coaches left surprised by the dramatic dip in his performances.

However, they still want £20m for the England international, while they are expecting to raise about £10m and £15m from the sales of Smalling and Jones respectively.

They would also be cutting the wage bill to allow for Sancho’s £170,000-a-week wages.

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