KEY POINTS

  • Man Utd reportedly have made a budget for five signings
  • Quite a few players could be leaving Old Trafford this summer
  • Pogba has already informed that he wants to leave

Manchester United reportedly are planning to make at least three more signings before the start of the next season.

After the recent signing of Bruno Fernandes, it is understood that Man Utd have made a budget to add three to five more players to their squad in the coming summer transfer window and it is expected to be similar to their previous three summer transfers where they had prioritized signing a midfielder, a forward and a striker each.

According to Manchester Evening News, the Old Trafford side is interested in Leicester City attacker James Maddison and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish, while they are also scouting Ajax’s midfielder, Donny van de Beek. The likes of Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho and Birmingham City’s 16-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham are also on their radar but Man Utd could receive massive competition in the race to these two signings, in particular.

The news report also stated that due to doubts over the futures of quite a few current players in Man Utd camp, the club could make five signings in total across winter and summer transfer windows.

One of the major blows could be in the form of Paul Pogba’s departure. The midfielder has reportedly also informed his teammates that he wants to leave Man Utd this summer. Nemanja Matic’s future is unclear. While he has entered the final four months of his contract, Man Utd could give him an additional year just to get a transfer fee for the midfielder.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Angel Gomes and 20-year-old Tahith Chong are set to be out of contracts at the end of June, while veteran defender Chris Smalling is eager on moving to Roma permanently. Marcos Rojo, who has just joined the Argentinean side Estudiantes on loan until the end of the season,  is expected to return to Old Trafford in the summer.