Man Utd transfer chief John Murtough offering two bargains in hectic summer sale


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Manchester United director John Murtough is open to selling players in cut-price deals this summer in order to speed up Erik ten Hag's rebuilding process at Old Trafford, according to reports. The Red Devils are looking to improve in a number of positions before the new Premier League campaign gets underway and have already bolstered their midfield ranks by signing Mason Mount from Chelsea earlier this month.

Players will also need to leave United over the coming weeks to make room for new arrivals, though, with the likes of Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay among those facing uncertain futures at Old Trafford. Eric Bailly and Alex Telles also fall into that category and could be sold for reduced fees in advance of the upcoming season, according to The Athletic.It is said that United are not worried about obtaining substantial fees in exchange for either Bailly or Telles, which suggests that their main priority will be to move them on without paying too much attention to financial details. The Red Devils simply want to get some deals done regardless of price, with Murtough hoping to engineer a number of sales in the not-too-distant future.Fred is another player who could end up leaving United this summer, with Fulham eager to bring the Brazilian midfielder to Craven Cottage on a permanent basis. Dean Henderson, meanwhile, is reportedly expected to rejoin Nottingham Forest once a new goalkeeper has been signed to replace David de Gea at Old Trafford.

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Inter Milan stopper Andre Onana has been identified as United's priority target between the sticks and the Red Devils are thought to have already seen a couple of bids turned down by the Italian giants this summer. The move is still expected to be arranged at some point over the coming weeks, though, with Ten Hag not giving up on his pursuit of Onana just yet.Meanwhile, it remains to be seen just how many players will end up moving away from United ahead of their first Premier League game against Wolves next month. Maguire has also been heavily linked with a summer exit after slipping down the pecking order and is said to have emerged as a possible target for Tottenham, who are thought to be seeking additional reinforcements at the back.

Ten Hag recently hinted that Maguire could soon be shown the exit door, with the Dutchman admitting earlier this year that the United skipper will have a 'decision to make' over his immediate future this summer."Let's say I'm happy he's here and when we needed him he did his job, but it's also a decision he has to make," said Ten Hag in an interview with The Times. "No one would be happy with this situation, he is not as well. He trains always on the best levels, so with 100 per cent effort, so he handles that situation well and he's in that manner and in his captaincy he's important for the squad."