Andreas Pereira to be sold to fund potential Kai Havertz deal

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Manchester United are prepared to sell Andreas Pereira if it helps them to sign one of their main summer targets, according to Luke Gardener of the Daily Express.

The 24-year-old has found it difficult to nail down a regular first team spot at Old Trafford after moving to the club at the age of 15.

While Pereira is in and amongst Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad, it's thought that he could be deemed as surplus to requirements with United keen to bolster their midfield ranks this summer.

A number of players have been linked with a move to Old Trafford, including the likes of Jadon Sancho, Kai Havertz and Donny Van De Beek.

The trio are regarded as some of the most exciting young prospects in world football, and while United don't expect to sign all three of them, they know that any signing could prove to be expensive.

That means that the club may have too offload several players to fund such a deal, with Gardener revealing that Pereira is one of those in the firing line.

He tweeted: "Man Utd are prepared to sacrifice Andreas Pereira in order to complete a transfer for Donny van de Beek or Kai Havertz this summer.

"Solskjaer believes both would fit in his ambitious and young dressing room.

"Newcastle, Everton and West Ham could make a move for Pereira."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Signing the likes of Kai Havertz of Donny Van De Beek would be massive for Manchester United this summer.

They're at a pivotal moment with the Red Devils needing to act quick in order to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.

By signing some of Europe's most talented youngsters, they'll ensure that they're not only recruiting top quality players, but that these individuals will have the potential to grow and improve even further.

Andreas Pereira is someone who is undoubtedly talented, but perhaps isn't quite good enough to make the sort of impact that United fans will demand.

If they can move him on and use the funds to sign Havertz or Van De Beek, then it'll be a huge statement from the club.

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