Redknapp reckons Man United could drop out of top six next season

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Daniel James was Manchester United’s first summer signing on June 12

United's transfer policy has taken a noticeable change in direction under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with the Norwegian coach looking to sign younger, hungrier talent.

Negotiations between Palace and United for the Wan-Bissaka deal included a proposal from the Eagles to reduce or remove the 25 per cent sell-on clause that United secured when they sold Zaha back to the London club, but the clause remains unchanged.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is stepping up his transfer business having already signed Dan James from Swansea and with a £50million move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka imminent.

"But Redknapp has warned Solskjaer that an overhaul of his squad is still needed and believes United could slip out of the top six in the Premier League next season", Redknapp told Sky Sports.

"I think next season we might see one of the big six dropping out".

I think that this transfer saga has dragged on for far too long but hopefully, it will end with the player moving to Old Trafford.

"I'm not sure how strong Arsenal are defensively and, unless they bring some players in, I don't see where they're going to be next year".

Failure to do so has restricted their budget to around £45m, meaning they would need to raise substantial funds through player sales to even tempt Palace into doing business for Zaha. I think they're miles away. There's an terrible lot of work that needs to be done there to get them challenging for the title again.

The former West Ham and Tottenham boss is, however, of the opinion that those at Old Trafford and Emirates Stadium have regressed and are now in danger of allowing the chasing pack to close in and overtake them.

The Metro says sources close to the club have informed them that Man Utd chiefs are now willing to stretch their initial £25m valuation to meet Newcastle's £30m asking price in order to get a deal done swiftly.

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