Sources: Five Man United first-team stars told they can leave in January
Paul Pogba could lead a Man United January exodus as they plan to listen to offers for five big names, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
This site revealed yesterday the Premier League giants are not looking to sign any senior stars in January after their £135million summer outlay on Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
But there are expected to be some high-profile departures and a United source has told Football Insider that Pogba and fringe stars Dean Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Danny van de Beek could all be offloaded.
They are being told they can leave either on loan or permanently.
As revealed by Football Insider (16th November), Henderson is looking to secure a loan move in January.
Alternatively, United are willing to sell Pogba, Lingard, Jones and Van de Beek.
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Pogba and Lingard are both out of contract next summer and have been unable to agree extensions after talks with Old Trafford chiefs.
Both players will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club from January.
In Pogba’s case, a pre-contract agreement with a European giant is very plausible.
However, Lingard is expected to remain in the Premier League.
Van de Beek and Jones are both stuck on the fringes of the team after struggling to make an impression on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Van de Beek has just one start to his name this season, while Jones is yet to make a first-team appearance.