Manchester United can raise £95m to pull off £168m dream transfer window
Man Utd are on the verge of formally announcing Jadon Sancho's arrival from Borussia Dortmund and hold an interest in several other high-profile players. Here's a breakdown of how United could finance their dream window.
The MEN reported during the European Championship that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is edging towards favouring Dean Henderson as his first-choice goalkeeper going into next season.
De Gea's form last term was better than it was over the preceding two campaigns but he remains far off the level he performed at under Louis van Gaal and for the majority of Jose Mourinho's reign.
It's unlikely United will find a permanent buyer for De Gea given his £375,000-a-week wages, but if they do, they can expect to receive around £35m-£40m for the Spaniard.
Jesse Lingard's West Ham renaissance added millions back onto his value and his worth might've soared even higher had he not been culled from England's Euro 2020 squad.
West Ham manager David Moyes said in May he was "hopeful" Lingard would want to move to the London Stadium permanently. United can expect to receive £20-25million for the 28-year-old.
United will also hope to offload Phil Jones and Andreas Pereira before the window closes, while Brandon Williams remains a loan target for Southampton. The loan fee and salary demands United are putting on Southampton for Williams were reported to be a sticking point in negotiations earlier this week.
Possible amount received from player sales: £85million (De Gea £40m, Lingard £25m, Dalot £20m, Pereira £5m, Jones £5m)
United are taking their time in announcing Jadon Sancho's arrival from Borussia Dortmund. The fee for that transfer is £72.9million.
Raphael Varane is another marquee target as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to bolster his defence. The MEN understands United are close to agreeing personal terms with the world champion and four-time Champions League winner.
The only stumbling block for United to overcome is the transfer fee. Real Madrid value Varane at £80million while United believe a package of around £50million should be enough to get a deal over the line given the Frenchman's contract situation in the Spanish capital. Varane has less than a year to run on his current deal.
Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier, the 30-year-old England defender who is also into the final year of his contract with his current club, Atletico Madrid, is confident of joining United this summer.
Atletico are demanding more than the £20million they paid Tottenham for the right-back in 2019 but that is a tad optimistic given his contract situation.
Eduardo Camavinga is not United's preferred midfield target but he is on their radar and would represent a far cheaper option than West Ham's Declan Rice, who is believe to be valued in excess of £100m.
Camavinga doesn't turn 20 until the month the Qatar World Cup group phase gets underway, and he is another who has entered the final year of his contract at his current club, Stade Rennais. That is rumoured to make him available for less than £30million.