Man United preparing to offload up to four players in summer amid talks with Bayer Leverkusen right-back Jeremie Frimpong

Manchester United are said to have held talks with the representatives for Bayer Leverkusen right back Jeremie Frimpong amidst plans for a fire sale of defenders in the upcoming transfer window, according to reports. 

Erik ten Hag has been long searching for a right back as he prepares to sell at least three full-backs over the summer, and after a strong season in the Bundesliga, the Dutch defender has climbed to the top of the rankings.

As per the Manchester Evening News, United were prepared to accept offers for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has struggled to find consistent form at Old Trafford, last summer, but no concrete interest materialised.

Diogo Dalot’s contract is set to expire at the end of next season, and whilst the club are in discussions with the Portuguese international, he has attracted admiring glances from European clubs such as Juventus, Barcelona, Athletico Madrid, and AC Milan.

A move for Frimpong would see United try to tempt the 22-year-old back to where he grew up, as the player was part of the City academy set-up until a move to Celtic in 2019.

He joined Leverkusen two years ago, and his form for the Bundesliga outfit saw him handed a ticket to Qatar by former national team coach Louis van Gaal.

It would also see a continuation of the recruitment strategy put in place by Ten Hag during his first transfer window at the club, when four of the incoming players – Christian Eriksen, Antony, Tyrell Malacia, and Lisandro Martinez – had played or had been developed in the Netherlands.

A potential exit by either Wan-Bissaka or Dalot would just one of a number provisionally planned in United’s backline.

The club has earmarked captain Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams for sale in the summer, after Bailly and Telles’ loan stints in Marseille and Sevilla come to a close.

The squad shake-up will see United pursue a striker as their number one priority, with Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Napoli’s Victor Oshimen atop the list, and a midfielder.

Last year’s pursuit of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong is likely to be reignited, and the club are still in the race for England star Jude Bellingham.



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