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English Premier League side, Man United, are likely to sell two of their players in either to raise funds to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
The two players who are believed to have been penciled down for sale are Chilean Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling.
Sanchez is currently on loan at Inter Milan in Italy.
European transfer expert, Gabriele Marcotti, made the revelation about United’s plans for Sancho in an interview with ESPN.
Asked if Manchester United must sell Frenchman, Paul Pogba, before signing Sancho, he retorted that “I don’t really buy that.”
“I don’t see those two things as related. Why they should be related,” he added.
According to him, “Basically, if you look at Manchester United’s numbers over the last few years, if you look at last season, certainly if you look at their spending, if you look at the way they have tried to work on their wage bill, I don’t see why all of a sudden it becomes imperative to sell Pogba so you can bring in Jadon Sancho.”
“Bear in mind, we don’t quite know what the transfer market is going to look like, what the numbers are going to look like, how much money it is effectively going to take to bring in Jadon Sancho.”
“I think if you are United, there are certain things you want to do, but I think they are going to be just as effective.”
“If you can find a home for Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling, both of whom are on loan, both of whose loans expire. Roma would like to keep Smalling, Inter with Alexis a little bit less so.”
“But those two guys together, you look at their wages and that is substantially more, for example than what Paul Pogba earns. Plus you get some money back, presumably for Smalling.”
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