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Real Madrid with Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba and Sadio Mane: How Zinedine Zidane’s side could line up next season

Real Madrid are expected to break the bank in the summer.

Bernebeu chief Zinedine Zidane is reportedly set to be handed an eye-watering £430million to splash the cash on some of the world’s finest footballers.

Zidane is set to splash the cash in the summer

Los Blancos have had a nightmare season; they sit 13 points behind bitter rivals Barcelona in LaLiga and their dominance in the Champions League was put to an end by Ajax.

After being drafted back in as manager in March, Zidane is certain to lead a massive overhaul of his current crop of players and he has wasted no time in the rebuilding process having already signed Porto defender Eder Militao.

But which other stars could be on their way to Real? has browsed the latest transfer gossip and identified Zidane’s potential line-up for next season.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

Perhaps the most inevitable transfer to take place appears to be Chelsea star Eden Hazard’s move to Real Madrid.

The Belgian’s long-anticipated transfer to Los Blancos is seemingly edging closer by the day following the return of Zidane.

Hazard, 28, has always idolised Zidane and has admitted that he ‘dreams’ of a move to the Bernabeu.

Hazard’s days in a Chelsea shirt appear to be numbered

The Blues winger has been stalling on signing a new contract with the west London club, with his current deal up at the end of next season and Chelsea have reportedly placed a £100million price tag on their talisman’s head.

The Telegraph are now reporting Hazard will refuse to sign a new contract even if the west London club play hardball with the LaLiga giants to get them to pay the desired fee.

So Chelsea will most likely cash in on their talisman to avoid the risk of losing him to a Premier League rival.

Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

Another player who may well be on his way to Real Madrid is Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman recently flirted with speculation linking him with a move to the Spanish capital, claiming playing for the European champions is ‘a dream for anyone’.

And the Old Trafford club are reportedly facing a battle to keep him and David de Gea at the club, with the pair demanding huge contracts due to the threat of a pay cut next season.

Pogba is reportedly wanted by Real Madrid

The midfielder’s relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be ‘deteriorating’, leading to more speculation of a move away in the summer, and many of the United fan base are growing frustrated with the midfielder for his inconsistency.

The Red Devils may be willing to cash in on the midfielder in order to fund Solskjaer’s squad overhaul in the summer.

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Another target for Real Madrid is Liverpool star Sadio Mane.

The Senegalese has been superb this season, netting 19 goals and deservedly earning a nomination for the PFA Player of the Year award.

Mane has been in sensational form for Liverpool this season

His performances have been so good they have caught the eye of Zidane, who has reportedly already made enquiries for the forward.

Mane explained he wants to become a Liverpool legend, so he is saying all the right things, but then the chance to play for Real Madrid – if the club did make an offer – does not come around all the time.

Luka Jovic (Eintracht Frankfurt)

Another player who has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid is Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic.

With 17 goals from 27 matches in the Bundesliga, Jovic’s performances are earning him recognition from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Jovic has been a revelation for Frankfurt this season

Real are reportedly close to an agreement for the striker, who joined Frankfurt from Benfica permanently after the German club triggered his €6million buy option.

However, other top clubs are interested in his signature, including Chelsea and Barcelona, though the player himself reportedly favours a move to the Spanish capital.

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‘If Manchester United’s stars want to go – get rid of them’, former Red Devil Steve Coppell tells talkSPORT

Steve Coppell has told former side Manchester United to be ruthless this summer and ‘get rid’ of any players who are not 100 per cent committed to the club.

Recent reports have claimed a number of United’s top stars will consider their futures at the club if they do not qualify for Champions League football this term.

Paul Pogba is among a number of United players linked with leaving the club

The likes of Paul Pogba, David De Gea and Romelu Lukaku have been linked with moves away from United this summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to revamp his squad.

Solskjear gave the club a huge morale boost when he replaced Jose Mourinho in December, but the Red Devils have slipped back into their familiar slump in recent weeks.

United have lost six of their last eight games in all competitions, including a 4-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday.

Man United stars looked pretty clueless against Everton on Sunday

And FA Cup winner Coppell, who spent nine years at Old Trafford, has urged the club to clear out any players who are not giving their all for the famous shirt.

Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, the former United man said: “There’s no real consistency now and rotation is such that it’s hard for any players to really cement their place in the team.

“You get your four or five stars, and that’s what United are looking for at the moment.

“The Pogbas, the goalkeeper… there seems to be so much indecision with the key players within the team, whether they want to stay, whether they want to go.

“If they want to go, get rid of them!

“Get people who want to play, who have the pride in the shirt, where playing for Manchester United actually means something special for them.

Steve Coppell spent nine years as a player at Old Trafford, scoring 70 goals in 396 games

“It is without doubt one of the most special clubs in world football and you need players who are 100 per cent committed rather than looking for a next contract maybe at another club or maybe in another country.

“Manchester United demand what their supporters provide on a weekly basis, which is 100 per cent commitment.”

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Manchester United news: Which players should be sold and who should stay this summer? Paul Pogba, David de Gea and others assessed

It’s safe to say the Manchester United squad is in major need of a clear out in the summer.

Too many of the current line-up look disinterested and that was especially evident on the weekend as they were pummelled 4-0 by Everton.

Man United stars looked pretty clueless against Everton on Sunday

Man United ran 8.03km less than the Toffees players during the game – and the result is the clearest indication yet that perhaps changing the players, rather than the manager, must be a priority now.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will no doubt be given funds to formulate his own squad in the summer, but he must now take a bold stance and let go of some of the deadwood.

Ander Herrera as well as Antonio Valencia look likely to depart when their contracts expire, with the former heading to PSG, so who else will follow him through the exit and who do the Red Devils need to keep in what is sure to be a busy window? has given its verdict…

David de Gea

Verdict: Keep

Although he isn’t having his best season between the sticks, De Gea is an integral part of the United team and he is one of the only genuinely world class talents in their line-up.

Old Trafford chiefs need to sort out his contract situation as quickly as possible, though, as the longer it is uncertain the more unrest there will be around the club.

Ashley Young

Verdict: Sell

Young has simply been at the club too long and United must part ways with him in the summer.

He has been a great servant to the club since his move from Aston Villa in 2011, but he doesn’t possess the quality needed to get the Red Devils back amongst Europe’s elite.

Young has been a loyal servant to United but he must be let go in the summer

Victor Lindelof

Verdict: Keep

Although his form has dipped of late, Lindelof must stay at United as he has unquestionable talent, which was evident during the ‘new manager bounce’ when Solskjaer was appointed.

His form will become more consistent once he gets better defenders alongside him, but he should certainly remain with the club in the summer.

Chris Smalling

Verdict: Sell

Smalling, like Young, is another player who has been at the club too long.

The 29-year-old has been a good player for the Red Devils at best, but a new centre-back must be acquired as no good sides can compete for countless trophies with average players at the heart of the back line.

Phil Jones

Verdict: Sell

Jones is not good enough to play for United and must be allowed to leave the club.

He is a great professional who gives his all for the team, but he has not solved United’s defensive defensive problems and must be sold.

Diogo Dalot

Verdict: Keep

Dalot is one player United fans can genuinely be excited about.

He is by no means the finished article, but he has shown glimpses of great quality this season and could become a mainstay on the right flank for years to come.

Another right-back with experience, perhaps Aaron Wan-Bissaka or Kieran Trippier, should be signed to provide competition for the teenager.

Dalot has a bright future with the Red Devils

Luke Shaw

Verdict: Keep
At one point it looked impossible for him to remain at the club and even admitted as much himself. He would have been a free agent in the summer, but signed a new contract in October, keeping him there until 2023.

Romelu Lukaku even backed him to win the club’s Player of the Year.

Nemanja Matic

Verdict: Sell

The Serb is past his prime and his form is on a downward spiral, which was clear for all to see during the Everton defeat.

He must be replaced in the summer with a younger box-to-box midfielder who can occupy a sole position in front of the defence.

Paul Pogba

Verdict: Sell

Pogba undeniably has immense talent but he is far too inconsistent and his baggage is becoming too heavy to handle.

Many thought Jose Mourinho was the problem with Pogba, but he flirted with speculation linking him to Real Madrid just days after Solskjaer was appointed – cashing in on the difficult Frenchman may be the best move for the Red Devils.

Pogba is reportedly wanted by Real Madrid


Verdict: Keep

As much as his first season has been a disaster, Fred could still prove to be a good acquisition in the midfield for Solskjaer.

He has shown glimpses of quality on the rare occasion this season but he must be given another season to prove his worth to the club.

Marcus Rashford

Verdict: Keep

Rashford is integral to United’s future and must be kept at all costs this summer.

This season has been his most prolific at Old Trafford, having scored ten goals and, at just 21 years old, he will only get better. The team should be built around the England star.

Rashford is integral to United’s future

Romelu Lukaku

Verdict: Sell

The £75million signing from Everton has scored 28 goals in 64 league appearances for United but he simply doesn’t possess enough quality to lead the line for Solskjaer’s side.

Another proven goal scorer with experience at the top level must be signed in the summer.

Anthony Martial

Verdict: Keep

Has been another inconsistent member of the United squad this season but he must be kept on as he has bags of talent.

Another winger needs to be signed to provide Martial with more competition on the wing.

Juan Mata

Verdict: Sell

Mata has never found the form he once had at Chelsea since moving to Old Trafford, but he has still been a good player for the club.

His contract is up at the end of the season and he is seemingly heading back to Spain if reports are correct.

Mata has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford

Alexis Sanchez

Verdict: Sell

Sanchez was once one of the finest players in the Premier League and his move to United has been nothing short of a disaster.

He has lost his confidence in front of goal and it looks irredeemable at United and he must be sold in the summer.

Jesse Lingard

Verdict: Keep

Lingard is also very inconsistent but when he plays well he is very good member of the United side.

Once he finds consistency he can cement a place in the team, but at the moment he should be kept on as a useful squad member but not a starter.

Sergio Romero

Verdict: Keep

Romero is perhaps the best no.2 in the league and always puts in a good shift when called upon.

The Argentina international must stay on in the the summer unless he wants to leave to get more first team action.

20. Sergio Romero (Goalkeeper)
Romero is a quality no.2

Scott McTominay

Verdict: Keep

McTominay has been a shining light in United’s barren run of form of late and he must be kept on at Old Trafford.

The Scot put in a superb display against Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League tie and if he continues to play well, he could become an important player in the next few seasons.

Andreas Pereira

Verdict: Loan

This season has seen Pereira’s game time improve, with the Brazilian featuring in 13 matches, but a loan move could be best for him.

He has the quality to succeed at Old Trafford but some more first team experience may be best for the 23-year-old as at the moment he isn’t good enough to start.

Pereira should seek a loan move away from United

Marcos Rojo

Verdict: Sell

It’s been another bad season for the Argentine, who has been hampered significantly by injury and has made just four league appearances.

He is now in his fifth season at Old Traford and should be let go in an instant as the move hasn’t worked out for either party.

Eric Bailly

Verdict: Sell

Bailly’s move to United has also been disastrous and the 25-year-old should be allowed to leave in the summer.

He has played just 49 times since moving to the club in 2016 and he is also very injury-prone.

Mateo Darmian

Verdict: Sell

Darmian has struggled to adapt to life at Old Trafford since arriving from Torino in 2015 and should be allowed to leave in the summer.

With Dalot now becoming a first-team regular and United looking to recruit another right-back, the future doesn’t look great for the Italian.

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Transfer news and football gossip: Gareth Bale in shock loan move, top Man United stars could leave, Arsenal preparing summer clearout round up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Tuesday’s papers and online…

Real Madrid are looking to sell Gareth Bale this summer, but will considering loaning him out of a permanent buyer cannot be found. (Marca)

Bale could join Manchester United in a loan deal for as little as £5million. (Marca)

David de Gea, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku will all consider their futures at Manchester United if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (The Guardian)

Manchester United have made a €60m (£51.9m) enquiry to Bayern Munich over a potential summer deal for 23-year-old defender Niklas Sule. (Sport 1)

Pogba and Lukaku could look to leave Old Trafford this summer

Manchester City are ready to break their £60m transfer record to sign 22-year-old Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri from as the long-term replacement for 33-year-old Fernandinho. (Daily Telegraph)

Tottenham are prepared to sell England full-back Kieran Trippier this summer, with Manchester Unitedand Napoliinterested in the 28-year-old. (The Sun)

But Spurs face a battle with Juventus for the signing of Fulham teen star Ryan Sessegnon this summer. (Daily Express)

Unai Emery will sanction an Arsenal clearout this summer, with Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi – who had a nightmare game in their recent defeat to Crystal Palace – among the players up for sale. (Daily Mail)

Gareth Bale’s time in Madrid has turned sour

Wolves and Sporting Lisbon want to sign Liverpool’s 19-year-old Portuguese forward Rafael Camacho, who recently hinted he wants to leave Anfield. (Birmingham Mail)

Crystal Palace could move for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish if they lose star forward Wilfried Zaha this summer. (Daily Mail)

Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is open to a move to a Major League Soccer or joining an Asian team. (Goal)

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal legend and Nice manager Patrick Vieira has shown the necessary managerial qualities to take charge of the Gunners in the future. (The Times)

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‘Arsenal need as big a clear out as Man United this summer’, says Gunners legend Ray Parlour

Ray Parlour believes the Arsenal squad needs as big a squad makeover as Manchester United this summer.

The lack of depth in the Gunners’ squad was highlighted in Sunday’s surprise 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal were punished for a series of mistakes against Palace

Unai Emery opted to make SIX changes to the team that beat Napoli during the week to seal their place in the Europa League semi-finals, including swapping out his entire defensive line, and it backfired badly.

Arsenal were booed off at half-time as they trailed 1-0 from Christian Benteke’s first goal in a year, but it went from bad to worse after the break as they conceded two more goals, largely thanks to a defensive horror show from Shkodran Mustafi.

The Gunners rallied with goals from Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but it was not enough to turn around the game.

Wilfried Zaha was at his best against Arsenal

And club legend Parlour believes the result shows just how much work Emery has to do this summer when the transfer window reopens.

Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former midfielder said: “This was always going to be a big test for Emery this season.

“I said at the start of the season if they get fourth place it would be a brilliant season for Arsenal.

“He’s still finding out his squad and the transfer window is going to be very interesting to see what he does, whether he moves any players out and brings more in.

“As much as Manchester United need a big clear out, Arsenal probably do as well.”

The defeat to Palace ended a run of ten straight league home wins for Arsenal.

But the Romford Pele refused to blame Emery for his much-changed squad, and insisted the manager should be praised for his first season in charge of the north London side.

“After seeing Manchester United and Spurs lose, it was a really good opportunity at home,” he added.

“Arsenal have had a great record at the Emirates this year – they have only lost to Manchester City in the top six, have drawn with Liverpool and haven beat Man United, Spurs and Chelsea.

Ray Parlour insists Unai Emery deserves credit for what he’s achieved in his first season at Arsenal

“So you would have fancied them, I didn’t see five goals in the game.

“The team selection was very strange. They’d just come off the Napoli win and you’re thinking, ‘let’s kick on now, there’s only four games left, play your strongest team’, but he didn’t.

“There were a few mistakes from the manager, but you can’t knock him because he’s done a wonderful job so far.”

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Liverpool transfer news: Reds ‘emerge as favourites’ to sign Arsenal and Manchester United target Nicolas Pepe

Liverpool are now in control of the race to sign Lille’s highly-rated forward Nicolas Pepe, reports claim.

The Reds have joined Premier League rivals Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton in the hunt for the 23-year-old, who has emerged as one of Ligue 1’s most exciting talents.

Nicolas Pepe has been linked with a move to the Premier League

And according to Le10 Sport, Liverpool have made a formal enquiry about the possibility of signing the Ivorian this summer – which puts them a step ahead of the chasing pack.

Pepe has enjoyed a spectacular breakthrough season at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, netting 19 times and providing 11 assists in 32 games.

Only Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has scored more goals in Ligue 1 this term.

Lille look set to finish second in the French top-flight, thanks largely to the form of Pepe, and the club are already resigned to the prospect of losing him this summer.


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Club president Gerard Lopez recently told Telefoot: “Four or five players will be leaving this summer.

“All clubs are forced to balance their accounts except perhaps one. I would say yes, it is sure he [Pepe] will leave.

“He enters a price range that can no longer be paid. There is a career choice to make for him, I think he will have the choice.”

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Manchester United transfer news: Paul Pogba’s wage demands ‘could block’ potential Real Madrid switch

Real Madrid are reluctant to match Paul Pogba’s wage demands because it could upset other big earners like Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos, reports claim.

The Manchester United midfielder has been heavily linked with a summer move to the Bernabeu after recently admitting it would be a ‘dream’ to play for Madrid.

Pogba could be off to the Bernabeu this summer

Zinedine Zidane is thought to be planning a total overhaul of his current squad when the season ends – and the French icon is an admirer of his compatriot Pogba.

However, according to Spanish publication AS, the club are cautious about matching Pogba’s current £280,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford.

That figure would make Pogba the highest-paid player at Madrid, the newspaper claims, and the club are worried that might cause friction in the dressing room.

AS says it would top Bale’s £250,000-a-week deal and captain Ramos’ £196,000-a-week packet.

It is understood Pogba would be unwilling to take a pay cut, which could see any potential move fall through.

However, the 26-year-old could see his current wages slashed by 25 per cent if Manchester United fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.


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Pogba would be forced to accept the cut along with the rest of the squad due to an automatic clause in the players’ contracts.

The Frenchman and David de Gea are reportedly using the uncertainty around United’s top-four hopes to demand huge pay rises and offset the threat of a wage cut.

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Chelsea transfer news: Blues targeting former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho as Eden Hazard replacement

Chelsea are targeting former Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho as the ‘perfect replacement’ for Eden Hazard, according to reports.

Hazard, the Belgium forward, has long been linked with a big-money transfer to Real Madrid, and it is believed he will finally complete a move to the Bernabeu this summer.

Could Coutinho seal a return to the Premier League?

Replacing Hazard will be an almost impossible task for the Blues, and it will be all the more difficult should Chelsea’s transfer ban be upheld.

The west London club were given a two-window ban for breaking regulations concerning the signing of underage players, and they are appealing the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

If the ban is overturned or delayed, Calciomercato claim Chelsea will move for Coutinho as the Blues see him as the ‘perfect replacement’ for Hazard.

Coutinho has failed to live up to his reputation since joining Barcelona for £142million last January, though the ex-Liverpool man is a proven Premier League star and could go some way to filling the void Hazard would leave if Real secure the Belgium ace.

If Chelsea fail to sign Coutinho they will instead target Nicolas Pepe, the report adds.


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Pepe has quickly become one of Europe’s most in-demand players given his remarkable season with Lille, with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all allegedly eyeing the Ivory Coast forward.

Pepe is far less proven than Coutinho, though at 23 he is younger and will likely be available for cheaper than Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder, with Lille reportedly wanting around £70million for their star winger.

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Thorgan Hazard transfer latest: Liverpool and Arsenal ‘ready to launch bids’ for Borussia Dortmund target

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly ready to launch bids for Thorgan Hazard, the younger brother of Chelsea star Eden.

The two Premier League sides are among numerous clubs keeping tabs on Hazard, who has starred since leaving the Blues for Borussia Monchengladbach, initially on loan, in 2014.

Hazard’s time with Gladbach appears to be coming to an end

Their fiercest competition comes from Gladbach’s Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund, who are understood to be leading the race for Hazard.

The player himself is believed to favour a move to the Westfalenstadion, as he wishes to remain in Germany having spent the last five years in the country.

However, this is not deterring Arsenal or Liverpool, with the Daily Star claiming both clubs are ‘ready to launch bids’ for the 26-year-old Belgium international.

Despite spending three years on Chelsea’s books – joining the same summer as his older brother Eden – Hazard never made an appearance in English football.

He spent two years on loan at Zulte Waregem in his homeland, before joining Gladbach on a temporary deal.


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His move to the Bundesliga side was made permanent in January 2015, effective from that summer, and he’s gone on to play 178 matches for Die Fohlen, scoring 45 goals and creating a further 43.

Hazard has made it clear he wishes to leave Borussia-Park, Max Eberl, Gladbach’s sporting director, revealed earlier this month.

“We made our intentions to extend Thorgan’s contract clear a while back now,” he said, “but he hasn’t reciprocated that interest.”

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Manchester United: How could Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team could look next season with transfer targets, including Kieran Trippier, Nicolas Pepe, and Joao Felix

The wheels have well and truly come off for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils were dismantled 4-0 by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, dealing the Old Trafford chief his sixth defeat in his last eight games.

Solskjaer apologised to the travelling United faithful following the Everton hammering

The side is in urgent need of another huge spend in the summer – and the £200million war chest that Solskjaer was promised may not be enough to cover it.

Before the Norwegian is judged, however, he must be given time to formulate his own squad with his own targets as many of his current crop, including Paul Pogba who has been heavily linked to Real Madrid, look set to be leaving the club in the summer.

But how could a line-up with his own signings look next season? has identified all United’s current targets and, although it is unlikely all of them will be signed, built a potential Red Devils XI for next term.

Niklas Sule  (Bayern Munich)

Man United are ramping up their search for a new centre-back and according to German outlet Sport1, Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule is at the top of Solskjaer’s wish-list.

The Germany international, 23, has shone for the Bavarian outfit this season, displacing Jerome Boateng to become a mainstay in the Bayern team.

Sule is a target for Man United

United have reportedly ‘enquired’ about the possibility of signing him in the summer and he is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League.

However, the German champions have no desire to cash in on the defender, but if they did let him go a bid in the region of £40million may be enough to prise him away from Germany.

Kieran Trippier (Tottenham)

United are also reportedly targeting Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier.

The England star’s career in north London is hanging in the balance after a poor season following his World Cup heroics.

He has been the weak link in Mauricio Pochettino’s side this campaign, with an own goal against Chelsea and a missed penalty against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup just two of his worst moments.

Trippier has endured a difficult season but a move elsewhere could change his fortune

However, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Red Devils are keen to bring in the England star to replace the outgoing Antonio Valencia – who is set to leave the club after nearly 11 years.

However, they face competition from abroad to capture his signature, with Napoli also monitoring the situation of the out-of-form right back.

Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

Another player who could be on the way to Old Trafford is Everton’s nimble box-to-box midfielder Gueye.

The Senegal international has made his name as one of the best Toffees players in recent seasons and was once again impressive against United on the weekend.

Gueye was once again impressive for Eveerton against United

He has been likened to N’Golo Kante for his work rate and could be a natural successor for the departing Ander Hererra, who is set to leave for PSG.

United have often used a three-man midfield in recent seasons, but with Nemanja Matic ageing and his form seemingly on a downward spiral, a move for Gueye could see that change where he could occupy a sole spot in front of defence.

Joao Felix (Benfica)

Another player who has been linked with a move to United is Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix.

The Portuguese playmaker has risen to be one of the hottest properties in world football for his stellar performances in the Primeira Liga.

Felix is one of the hottest properties in Europe

He has netted 11 goals and added six assists in 21 matches – and recently made history by becoming the youngest ever player to net a Europa League hat-trick.

At just 19 years old, Felix has been touted to be one of the best players in the future – however, Man City are also keen on signing the starlet, with reports claiming they have met with the agent of the teenager.

Nicolas Pepe (Lille)

Another player who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford is Lille forward Pepe.

The 23-year-old winger is expected to be one of the most in-demand players when the summer transfer window opens.

Telefoot claims the Ivory Coast winger will leave the Ligue 1 outfit in the summer after two seasons with the club.

Pepe has been on stunning form this season

Pepe has been in stunning form this season – netting 19 goals and adding a further 11 assists in 32 league matches – and interest is hotting up in the forward.

Only Kylian Mbappe has scored more Ligue 1 goals than Pepe (27) this term, however, Chelsea have also emerged as another contender for his signature as they prepare for life without Eden Hazard in the Premier League.

Have a look at the line-up in full below…

Is this how United could line-up next season?
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