Sir Jim Ratcliffe targets at least three transfers in big-money Man Utd summer spree
Source: Mirror

Manchester United are set to be busy in the transfer market as Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS prepare for their first window with influence at the club, hoping to take the Red Devils to the top

Sir Jim Ratcliffe, fresh from having his 27.7 per cent purchase of the club approved, will look to sanction deals for a forward, a central midfielder and central defender according to the Daily Mail. United were unable to add to their side in January despite Erik ten Hag hoping to land a striker.

The Red Devils had little room to manoeuvre in the winter window due to the Premier League's profit and sustainability rules. However, with finances monitored over a three-year period, Ratcliffe and his team should have more room to work come July.

United had spent more than PS500million over the previous three years. Clubs are only permitted losses of PS105m to work within the regulations.

United are preparing for players to depart the club as well as arrive. Anthony Martial is set to see his contract expire while as many as 11 players could be available for sale.

Jadon Sancho, Donny Van de Beek, Facundo Pellistri and Brandon Williams are all perhaps more likely to depart than remain at Old Trafford. Remaining with the confines of financial rules will be a the forefront of many minds with Christian Eriksen, Raphael Varane, Casemiro, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof potentially available for the right offer.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is set for talks with Erik Ten Hag at the end of the season ( Image:

Manchester United) Ratcliffe said of working within profit and sustainability rules: "Effectively, it takes into account your prior expenditure, and the club's spent quite heavily in the last couple of seasons. So that does impact FFP going forward because they've used quite a large part of their allowance."

"I don't know the full answer to that question at the moment. It's obviously related to sales as well as purchases, and so we need to get our heads around that well before the summer window - there's no question that history will impact this summer window."