Man Utd defensive quartet ‘set’ for departure in major clear-out - including Alex Telles

Manchester United could be set to allow four defenders to leave the club this summer, according to reports.

Erik ten Hag has already been busy in the transfer market this summer with three new signings joining Manchester United.

The Red Devils are going through a transitional period under the Dutchman that has seen several long-standing players depart, while the coaching staff has been revamped as well.

United had an unsuccessful season last campaign, finishing sixth in the Premier League with 58 points - their lowest in the competition’s history.

To add to this, the club went a fifth consecutive season without winning any silverware, but will be hoping to turn things around under Ten Hag.

Tyrell Malacia, who is amongst the Red Devils new signings under Ten Hag, looks set to play a key role under his new boss next campaign, leaving the future of left-back competition Alex Telles and Luke Shaw up in the air.

However, the former’s fate could be sealed in the near future, with reports he is set to join Sevilla on loan.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Spanish club are ‘closing in’ on United’s No.27, with Telles agreeing to the move and an agreement between both teams ‘set to be completed’.

Meanwhile, transfer insider David Kent, has provided an update on fellow Red Devils defenders Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe potential departures from Old Trafford.

The journalist claims Bailly is ‘getting closer’ to a United exit, with a loan deal ‘agreed’ between the Red Devils and Roma for the Ivorian. Kent adds the Italian club will pay a £3.5m loan fee for the centre-back with option to buy him for £11m at the end of the season.

As for Tuanzebe, Kent claims newly-promoted Bournemouth are to ‘hold talks’ with United over a move for the centre-back, adding the Red Devils want £5m for his services.

The 24-year-old spent the first half of last campaign on loan at Aston Villa before joining Napoli for the second stage of the season on a temporary basis.

Finally, Phil Jones could end his 11-year stay at Old Trafford this summer with a move to D.C United potentially on the cards.

According to transfer insider Abede Gondewe, the Major League Soccer team, who are managed by Red Devils legend Wayne Rooney, have expressed an interest in the centre-back.

Gondewe adds that Jones ‘would love’ to relocate to America and ‘reunite’ with Rooney, while saying United want as little as £3m for the defender’s signature.