Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set for an overhaul of his squad in the summer and potentially axe up to five players.
The Norwegian introduced a new way of working in transfer windows; prioritising signing younger, lesser-known players, and helping them achieve their potential – Daniel James is one of such examples.
But the United boss hasn't been afraid to splash serious cash either in landing the likes of Harry Maguire for £80million and Aaron Wan-Bissaka for £50million.
All the expenditure means the Norwegian has to find a way to balance the books.
And offloading players also gives Solskjaer the chance to remove stars that don't fit his way of playing.
Manchester Evening News claim there are five players whose futures are uncertain at Old Trafford and they include Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira, Chris Smalling, and Alexis Sanchez.
Jones has struggled to impress Solskjaer and has fallen down the pecking order at an alarming rate following the signing of Maguire.
Lingard's form has been hit and miss over the years, and he, alongside Pereira, have found first team opportunities harder to come by in recent months.
Neither Smalling and Sanchez, who are currently out on loan at Roma and Inter Milan, respectively, are in Solskjaer's plans.
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Both earn big money – particularly Sanchez – and both could join their loan clubs permanently at the end of the season.
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