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Man United outcast provides ironic double boost for INEOS ahead of summer window



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Manchester United and INEOS will be looking to spend a significant amount in the summer transfer window but must be wary of the financial fair play rules.

The new owners at United have already started making changes behind the scenes, but the summer window presents their first opportunity to make adjustments to the playing squad.

Already there have been suggestions at the favoured positions that the Reds want to strengthen for the next season.

However, with the poor spending in recent years, United have been walking on the FFP tightrope. Erik ten Hag admitted that the club was unable to sanction a January deal for a striker this term.

This means that additional revenue, particularly through departures, will be key for Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team in order to properly reshuffle the pack at Old Trafford.

The club have already received a boost in terms of their FFP position after Jadon Sancho reached the semi-final of the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund.

It has been reported by the MEN that a “significant” bonus has been activated after Dortmund beat Atletico Madrid to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Sancho’s loan deal cost Dortmund £3 million in January, and there is a further £3.4 million in potential add-ons.

An additional payment will be made if the Bundesliga outfit beat PSG to progress to the final of the European competition.

The MEN added: “Every bonus triggered as part of the deal is also boosting United’s position when it comes to complying with financial fair play rules and the Premier League’s stringent Profit and Sustainability Rules.”

Sancho departed United in the mid-season window after a clash with manager Ten Hag and a subsequent spell away from the first-team squad.

He has played 14 times for Dortmund since rejoining the German club and has started all four of their Champions League knockout fixtures.

Those solid performances could also improve United’s position in the market if they still will be looking to sell the winger when the summer comes.