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Man United staff told "to expect at least two new faces" shortly

Manchester United are "confident" on securing at least two of their targets before they head off on their summer tour on July 1, according to reports in the UK.

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Man United staff told "to expect at least two new faces" shortly
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Staff at Manchester United have been told to expect to welcome at least two new players at their Carrington training ground before July 1, according to Old Trafford sources of The Sun.

After a disappointing season in which the Red Devils failed to qualify for the Champions League, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to overhaul his squad for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign.

The Norwegian coach wants to offload several players and has his set his sights on a number of high-profile targets to bring in the this summer, among them Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt, Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

And according to The Sun’s sources inside Old Trafford, United are “confident” on closing some deals before June’s out.

Ajax defender Mathhijs De Ligt is high on Solksjaer's wishlist.
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Ajax defender Mathhijs De Ligt is high on Solksjaer's wishlist.Dean MouhtaropoulosGetty Images

Four players could join summer tour

“Some of the staff at Carrington have been told to expect at least two new faces visiting before training on July 1,” said the source.

“The red carpet is being rolled out to prospective signings and their agents, showing them all we have to offer.

“We are pretty confident a couple are close to getting over the line. Talks are going well and have been before the end of last season.

“There could be as many as four that join up with the rest of the squad in upcoming tour of Australia and Far East.”

United’s summer tour schedule

United’s pre-season tour will see them play five games in Australia, China, Singapore and Wales, with the Red Devils set to play Perth Glory, Leeds United, Inter Milan, Tottenham and AC Milan between July 13 and August 3.

And with Solskjaer previously stating that he wanted the club’s transfer business to be tied up before the start of the tour, United fans will no doubt be excited with anticipation to know who the new faces will be on the long-haul flight to Asia.

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