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Opinion: How Man Utd could make £140m from selling transfer listed stars in January

The Red Devils set another history in their summer signings, spending a total of £126 million on new players.

Raphael Varane, Jadon Sancho, and Cristiano Ronaldo all joined on huge transfer fees as the Manchester based club signaled their intent to compete in the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League this campaign.

With new additions, though, comes the usual talk about players who may be forced to leave as stars take their position in Solskjaer's side.

The Red Devils may look to let let go a number of squad players who are no longer needed by the club, according to a fresh report in the Sun, with as many as 7 players already targeted for exits.

So, how much money could Man United make by just offloading players who are no longer needed by the Norwegian tactician?

Donny Van De Beek

Donny van de Beek, a Dutch midfielder, is one of the most obvious candidates for a January sale.

Despite the fact that the Ex-Ajax Midfielder just joined the Red Devils last summer, he has utterly failed in his attempts to secure a starting place at the club and is no longer a serious candidate for a first-team spot.

Fortunately for Man United, the Netherlands international is still highly regarded around Europe, and at only 23 years old, he has plenty of time to maintain much of his worth. Man United could hope to recoup a huge chunk of their investment in him in 2020, with his current worth of €40.5 million.

Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard is another player who appears to be on his way out of the club sooner rather than later.

Despite the fact that he was kept by the club during the summer window, United's inability to sign him to a new contract might result in the club cutting their losses with the England international before he goes for free in the summer.

Lingard's current contract expires in less than a year, but he's still an established Premier League talent who could command a fee of approximately €13.7 million in January if a club were keen to sign him six months in advance.

Phil Jones

Phil Jones is another overlooked talent who might go in January. Jones, who was formerly a regular starter in defense, was sidelined last season by a horrific knee injury and is currently working his way back to full fitness this season with appearances in the reserve league.

With considerable Premier League experience and at only 29 years old, the former England international would be a tempting acquisition for a number of teams, and would most likely leave United for around €6.7 million.

Eric Bailly

In a similar vein to Jones, Eric Bailly has seen his playing time at the club decrease since Raphael Varane's arrival. Despite signing a new contract deal last campaign, the Ivorian defender will undoubtedly look for other opportunities in January if he is unable to reclaim his place in the starting XI.

Due to his significant Premier League and European competition experience, The Red Devils could expect a reasonable fee for Bailly. His current market worth is €14.3 million.

Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial is one of the high-profile players that might leave the club in the coming months.

The French attacker, like Lingard, has been relegated to the bench since the arrivals of Sancho and Ronaldo, and hasn't looked his best in at least 18 months. The Ex-Monaco Star would be wise to arrange a departure from England while he still has time on his side and his value is as high as it is now, with the player now valued at about €57.4 million.

Diogo Dalot

The Portuguese defender struggled for game time since Aaron Wan-Bissaka established himself as Man United's first-choice right defender, and he may be one of the players sold on in January.

Diogo Dalot's current contract is due to expire in 2023, which will likely limit the transfer fee, the Red Devils can get for him in January transfer window, but Dalot his still worth €8.6 million at the moment.

Telles, Alex

The Brazil International has struggled for playing time at the Threatre of Dreams despite joining the club only a year ago, and with interest from big clubs across Europe, it would make perfect sense for the Manchester based club to cash in on the left back who is still worth €21.4 million.

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