Man U to axe 7 before transfer deadline?

English Premier League

Manchester United are reportedly looking to offload up to seven players this week in a bid to raise funds before the transfer window closes.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and chief executive Ed Woodward are preparing themselves for a busy week as they look to trim the squad and raise funds for one final push for Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho before the international transfer window slams shut on 5 October.

Scroll through the gallery above to see which United players could be sold before next week's transfer deadline 

The Express report that the Red Devils could offload up to seven players over the course of the next week, including out-of-favour England internationals Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling. The latter spent last season in Italy on loan at AS Roma, and could make a return to the club in the coming days.

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Brazil midfielder Andreas Pereira is another player who is expected to leave, with the 24-year-old reportedly already in talks with fellow Serie A side Lazio over a potential move, while fellow South Americans Sergio Romero and Marcos Rojo are also facing the axe.

Promising Portuguese fullback Diogo Dalot could also be sold as part of United's fundraising mission, with the Premier League giants looking to make another bid £100 million (R2.1 billion) for Sancho before Monday's transfer deadline.

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