Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has surprisingly made Danny Welbeck, Wilfried Zaha and Tom Cleverley available for loan this summer according to the Mirror.
The Dutchman was expected to make wholesale changes following his arrival after the World Cup and it was previously reported that he would let seven players go during the current transfer window.
However the Mirror have today provided an update on Van Gaal's plans to remodel his squad, and they say that rather than ending all three's Manchester United careers he will ship them out on loan for the season before reassessing next year.
It has been suggested that Zaha could return to his former club Crystal Palace, however that is up in the air thanks to the uncertainty that surrounds the club following Tony Pulis' departure. Welbeck has been linked with a move to both Tottenham and Arsenal, although Manchester United do not want to let him join a potential rival and would prefer if he joined a lesser team. A move to either Sunderland or Hull has been mooted.
Rumours regarding Welbeck in particular have been rife over the past 24 hours, although Van Gaal was remaining tight-lipped ahead of his side's game against Sunderland this weekend.
"I know what I said to Danny and Danny knows exactly what I said to him," he told reporters. "That is private."
Cleverley, who became a figure of fun at Old Trafford last season thanks to a string of uninspiring performances, was reportedly on the radar of Everton, but now it is West Ham who seem to be showing the most interest him.
While all three could be given another chance with the Red Devils, Van Gaal has already got rid of Nani, who has joined Sporting Lisbon and Alexander Buttner to Spartak Moscow - and plenty more could follow them out of the door.
Striker Javier Hernandez is likely to be on his way out having grown tired of warming the bench, while Anderson is no longer needed at Old Trafford.
With plenty of players on their way out, there are likely to be a few new faces coming in as well. Angel di Maria is available from Real Madrid but will set Manchester United back around £50 million. A deal for Arturo Vidal remains a possibility, while a swoop for Daley Blind is more likely.
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