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The free agents Manchester United can sign in summer transfer window

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The January transfer window is now closed, and clubs will be starting to plan for the summer.

It turned out to be a pretty quiet deadline day for Manchester United, with the only deal done seeing young defender Teden Mengi join Derby County on loan.

A number of other players headed out on loan during the window, including Jesse Lingard, Fecundo Pellistri, Tahith Chong and Ethan Laird.

Meanwhile, Timothy Fosu-Mensah left on a permanent basis to join Bayer Leverkusen, with Luca Ercolani and Max Haygarth also moving on.

There was one new signing as winger Amad Diallo completed his move from Italian club Atalanta.


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So, will United do any more business at the end of this season?

Here, we take a look at some of the players who are in the final year of their current contract and could be available on free transfers in the summer…

Memphis Depay

Netherlands international Memphis Depay has reignited his career with Lyon since leaving Manchester United.

The Dutch forward has been linked with a return to the Premier League, while Barcelona – managed by compatriot Ronald Koeman – is another possible destination.

David Alaba

Liverpool have been linked with Austria international defender David Alaba, who looks set to leave Bayern Munich this summer.

Chelsea have also been credited with an interest in the 28-year-old, along with Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Jerome Boateng

Another player who could be leaving Bayern Munich, Jerome Boateng has been attracting plenty of interest too.

Premier League sides Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are reported to be keen on the 32-year-old defender.

Julian Draxler

World Cup winner Julian Draxler is set to be available on a free transfer this summer when his contract at Paris Saint-Germain comes to an end.

Leeds United have already been linked with the German midfielder, as have AC Milan, Inter Milan and Hertha Berlin.

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Manchester United smashed nine goals past Southampton on Tuesday night as they bounced back from disappointing results against Sheffield United and Arsenal in emphatic fashion.

The game was effectively over as a contest inside the first two minutes as Southampton were reduced to 10 men, but United still had to find the goals and they did exactly that, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Anthony Martial (two), Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes and Daniel James all getting on the scoresheet.

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Lionel Messi

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner ended up staying at Barcelona following a very public transfer row last summer.

But the Argentina superstar could leave the Nou Camp when his contract expires at the end of this season, with Manchester City widely touted as potential suitors.

Other players whose contracts are set to expire include:

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Juan Bernat (Paris Saint-Germain)

Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain)

Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)

David Luiz (Arsenal)

Moussa Marega (Porto)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Roma)

Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli)

Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid)

Danny Rose (Tottenham)

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

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