MANCHESTER UNITED are spending more than £300MILLION a year on player wages after signing Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
And that's BEFORE accounting for Raphael Varane's monster salary ahead of his £34.2m transfer from Real Madrid.
Now it is believed the Premier League side will need to sell one of their star players if they are to complete a deal for defender Kieran Trippier.
According to the Daily Telegraph, United are willing to commit to a net spent of £100m this summer due to their financial situation.
The Red Devils have already signed Sancho for £73m and have announced an agreement with Real Madrid for defender Varane on Tuesday.
United will go over their reported budget when Varane's move is finalised and that would make signing Atletico Madrid star Trippier very difficult.
Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard have both been strongly linked with exits this summer, although United are known to keen to agree a new deal with the French World Cup winner too.
Pogba, 28, has just a year remaining on his contract and it's thought French club Paris Saint-Germain are considering a £40m bid.
Lingard, also 28, spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham and has been pushed further down the pecking order by Sancho.
The bookies think the Hammers will be Lingard's next permanent club, although it's believed Atletico are interested in his signature.
Sancho's reported £350,000-a-week salary pushed United's annual wage bill above the £300m mark.
Reports in May suggested Manchester City had the highest annual wage bill in the Premier League at £351m, followed by Liverpool's tally of £325m.
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If a deal for Varane is finalised, the defender is likely to earn a salary in the region of £300,000-a-week – closing the gap on City and Liverpool.
But the Red Devils could reduce their annual wage bill by nearly £19m with the sales of Pogba and Lingard.
United's biggest earner is David de Gea, with rumours suggesting the club regret giving the under-fire goalkeeper his £375,000-a-week contract.
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