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Man United set to sell six first team stars: £70m to be raised from player sales

Old Trafford side seek to cash-in on players Louis van Gaal feels he can do without.

Man United are set to offload six first team stars as Louis van Gaal seeks to balance the books after spending large sums on new additions this summer according to the Daily Star.

Chief among those on their way out is Argentine winger Angel di Maria with Man United having to take a big hit on the £59.7m they paid Real Madrid for the 27-year-old last summer.

PSG are set to snap up the South American in a £42.8m deal which could also then lead to Man United agreeing a separate deal that would see Edinson Cavani moving in the opposite direction

Man United have agreed a £4.7m deal to sell Robin van Persie to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce with the 31-year-old having failed to impress his fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal last season.

Sir Alex Ferguson forked out £24m for the then Arsenal man and van Persie didn’t disappoint in his first campaign, the lethal finisher bagging 30 goals, however the experienced striker has seen his form slide over the course of the past two seasons.

Brazilian right-back Rafael, keeper Victor Valdes and Mexican forward Javier Hernandez are all also set to leave after becoming surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

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Finally there is growing speculation that Arsenal could move for £10m rated centre-back Jonny Evans. The Northern Irishman was woeful last season and is a player van Gaal can afford to offload this summer.

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