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Moyes could sell 'a few' in January

December 15, 2013
By ESPN staff

David Moyes has dropped the biggest hint yet that he is ready for a clear-out at Manchester United.

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The Premier League champions have struggled so far under Moyes' reign, with certain players failing to find form in a season which has so far seen United lose five of their opening 15 league games.

And with 27.5 million pound summer signing Marouane Fellaini the only new face at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down, Moyes is looking to freshen up his squad and get through the transitional period as quickly as possible.

"A few could go if we got the right offer," Moyes is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. "I've tried to give an opportunity to everybody. Would we sell? If the right offers were there we'd probably look at it.

"We'll be balancing trying to move people on but also trying to bring people in."

Underperforming players under scrutiny include wingers Ashley Young, Nani and Antonio Valencia, while England pair Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck have also struggled this campaign.

Javier Hernandez, Anderson and Alex Buttner are among those that reportedly could be on the way out, as well as veterans Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, who will apparently not be offered extensions at the end of their current deals.

Meanwhile, United's executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford are said to have opened negotiations on a four-year contract which, according to the paper, could be worth up to 50 million pounds for the striker.

Moyes watched Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke and Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala when the sides met in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Everton left-back Leighton Baines remains a target.

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