Louis van Gaal plotting major clearout worth £63.5m.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to continue his overhaul of the squad at Old Trafford, with the Dutchman hoping to raise around £63.5m in funds to help raise money to table a £90m bid for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.
Having targeted his team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, United are now focusing their attention on the Welshman, who looks set to break the world transfer record for a second time following his £85m move to the Bernabeu from Tottenham Hotspur last year.
Five big names could make way to help United go some way to raising the cash for Bale, with these players chosen by van Gaal:
5) Juan Mata
Worth around £24m, Juan Mata is a target for the likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid going into January, with van Gaal seemingly ready to let the Spanish playmaker go as he prepares to make room in the attacking midfield department.