Transfer rumours: Manchester United set for 'mass exodus' this summer as seven players face axe

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What the papers are saying this Wednesday...

Rumours over the future of Luke Shaw are rife - but he might not be the only Manchester United player to go this summer, according to the Express.

Jose Mourinho is preparing for a "mass exodus" this summer, the paper says. It claims players such as Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian could all be sold to help finance Mourinho's rebuilding process.

Meanwhile, United have moved ahead of Manchester City into pole position in the race for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, the Daily Star reports.

The paper says the biggest threat to signing the 25-year-old could come from Paris Saint-Germain instead, as City no longer see him as a priority target.

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Mousa Dembele is preparing to open talks over a new contract at Tottenham, the Sun claims.

The paper reports that the club want to tie the Belgium midfielder to a new deal, with his contract due to expire at the end of next season.

Spurs are also considering making a move for Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Amadou Haidara, according to the Sun.

The 20-year-old has impressed in this season's run to the Europa League quarter-finals, and the paper says Tottenham see him as a star in the making.

Burnley are reportedly willing to double Nick Pope's salary to stave off interest from Newcastle. The Sun says boss Sean Dyche has been impressed by the 25-year-old goalie this season, and will offer a bumper new deal of £30,000 a week.

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Moving further afield, Mundo Deportivo claim Real Madrid are closing in on the signing of Robert Lewandowski. The Spanish publication understands the Bayern striker has agreed a move in principle for the end of the season.

Though one forward who may not be moving to Santiago Bernabeu is Neymar, as Thiago Silva told Canal+ of his confidence that the Brazilian will remain in Paris next season amid reports of fresh wage demands.

Additional transfer rumours compiled by the Press Association