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United braced for busy summer

Gills preducts a big summer. (©GettyImages)
Gills preducts a big summer. (©GettyImages).

Manchester United chief executive David Gill is predicting a busy summer for the club.

On the field, United look set to tie up a 13th Premier League title, with victory over Everton this weekend another step towards the title.

However, off the pitch preparations ahead of the summer are already under way, and Gill is expecting a busy few months at United.

"The work goes on all year round but obviously intensifies as we come to the end of the season in terms of players," Gill said.

"There's various contracts we've got to do, we'll look at some acquisitions and there will be some players who will leave. It'san interesting time."

Following last summer's deluge of spending, United are likely to be more intent on releasing players, rather than bringing in rafts of new faces.

Dimitar Berbatov is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, Michael Owen's contract is up at the end of the season while Besiktas are yet to decide over the future of Bebe after loaning the winger this season.

Meanwhile, all eyes will be on youngsters Paul Pogba and Davide Petrucci, both of whom are yet to pen new deals with United.

If as expected, several player are removed from the wage bill, finances may then be available to add, however, the club's debt is likely to take precedent.

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