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Summer transfer window officially opens

Wednesday 09 June 2021 12:50

While much of the immediate focus for fans right now is on international football, the summer transfer window has officially opened today (Wednesday).

There are only two days to go before Euro 2020 kicks off with Turkey v Italy, but Manchester United fans will be keen to keep one eye on the going-ons of the transfer market.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer outlined his intentions in that regard as the 2020/21 season drew to a close in May.

Speaking after our final Premier League game, the boss said: "I hope we can strengthen with a few."

"We definitely need two or three players to challenge higher up in the table. We're still too far behind to think that it'll come by itself.”

As always, there has been speculation aplenty already. You can keep up to date with our daily Media Watch feature, which will give you the latest from the ever-spinning rumour mill.

ManUtd.com and the Official App will be the first places to find confirmation of any moves the club do make.

Remember that the transfer window is open until 23:00 BST on 31 August, so there is lots of time for any deals to happen.

The deadline is two weeks after the new Premier League season kicks off on 14 August, with the fixtures for the new campaign revealed next Wednesday.

Confirmed: Eight players to leave United


The club has announced that eight players are to be released, with three in discussions over new contracts.

As for departures, a few players will bid farewell to United at the end of this month when their contracts expire. Included on our released list is goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who lifted the FA Cup, EFL Cup and Europa League during his time as a Red, and six Academy players. We're hoping they can find exciting moves to continue their careers successfully elsewhere.

While the boss is clearly eager to bring in a couple of additions, he'll also have the option to bolster his squad with players returning from loan moves. These include the likes of Ethan Laird, Teden Mengi, Di'Shon Bernard, Diogo Dalot, Andreas Pereira, Jesse Lingard, Dylan Levitt, Facundo Pellistri, James Garner and Tahith Chong.

James Garner could be one Academy graduate to strengthen the first-team squad.

“We've had a few on loan who might come back in,” Ole explained.

“There might be interest in a few others maybe going out. We might allow some players to go out to gain experience and come back stronger for it.

“Apart from that, it’s difficult to say. But I can't see too many outgoings. You want to come out of the window strengthened, that’s the thing.”

We'll be keeping track of all the transfers on our ins and outs page, which will start later this month.