Manchester United are preparing to move out two young midfielders, as they close in on signing Adrien Rabiot and wait for Frenkie de Jong’s decision in the last two weeks of the window.
United will listen to offers for James Garner. Despite an impressive season on loan at Nottingham Forest he isn’t deemed ready to play in the midfield that was comfortably dominated by both Brighton and Brentford in the club’s opening two matches of the season.
It is understood that Garner is being offloaded to fund Rabiot’s transfer from Juventus.
Another exciting United academy talent is set to depart, but on a temporary basis, at least for now.
Hannibal Mejbri is set to join Birmingham City on a season-long loan, as per the Manchester Evening News.
Erik ten Hag has already approved a loan exit for the teenager, with chances of him playing in his preferred attacking midfield role greatly reduced following Christian Eriksen’s arrival and Donny van de Beek’s return from Everton.
Hannibal is also open to a spell away from Old Trafford to get regular minutes in senior football ahead of the World Cup.
Millwall and Middlesbrough also reportedly made offers for the Tunisian international, but Birmingham are believed to be the team with the best chance of landing the talented playmaker.