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Manchester United are preparing to complete their stunning swoop for Jack Grealish by axing two players from the squad.
The 24-year-old Aston Villa captain has been heavily linked with the Red Devils and could leave his current side should they fail to avoid Premier League relegation.
And The Daily Express reports that Jesse Lingard and Andreas Pereira are both on the chopping block to release the funds for Grealish.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer left both of the United players out of the squad in last weekend's 3-0 victory over Watford at Old Trafford.
And the 47-year-old Norwegian sent out a warning to Lingard and Pereira that they must improve if they hope to land a place in the squad.
Solskjaer was also frustrated with Lingard's performance last month in United's League Cup exit to fierce rivals Manchester City.
Lingard teamed up with super-agent Mino Raiola and he has been linked with an exit from the club this summer.
Solskjaer is keen to push ahead with his United overhaul in the summer and is already thrilled with the immediate impact of January signing Bruno Fernandes.
Robbie Savage recently argued that United could challenge City or Liverpool for the Premier League title with three more signings, which would include Villa star Grealish.
"If Solskjaer was handed £250 million to go out and sign central defender Kalidou Koulibaly, playmaker Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho up front, Solskjaer's best team would be capable of giving Liverpool and Manchester City a run for their money next season," he said.
The Red Devils progressed to the next stage of the Europa League after they thrashed Club Brugge 5-0 at Old Trafford on Thursday.
United will return to league action on Sunday with an away trip to Everton.
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