Louis van Gaal plots squad cull worth £63.5m.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to let five players go this January in an attempt to fund his ambitious bid to sign Gareth Bale in a £90m deal from Real Madrid, according to CaughtOffside.
With reports emerging today that the Welshman had become United’s top target for January, the Red Devils are now preparing to offload some big names to bring in around £63.5m to help pay a large chunk of his fee.
5) Juan Mata
A supposed target for the likes of Arsenal, Juventus and Atletico Madrid, Juan Mata has been deemed surplus to requirements and could leave for around £24m.