MANCHESTER UNITED are gearing up for a big summer in the transfer market, but they may have to sell some big names to afford Jadon Sancho following Ed Woodward's comments.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils are reportedly set to throw their hat in the ring in the summer race for free agent Edinson Cavani and West Ham's £70m-rated Declan Rice could be available.
Follow all the latest Old Trafford news and transfer gossip below…
Good morning United fans,
Yesterday was a busy day as Premier League stars abroad face a two-week quarantine headache with clubs set to recall stars for training restart.
Prem chiefs have also been given a four week deadline by Uefa to produce restart plans for the season plan to resume in June before mid-July finish and start next season in August after coronavirus delay.
And the House of Commons was told the government is in talks with England’s top flight to return ASAP to boost bored fans and to 'support whole football community'.
In transfer news, Man Utd transfer target Wilfred Ndidi insists he is happy at Leicester with Arsenal showing interest.
United are 'serious' about signing Edinson Cavani but face competition from Juventus and Atletico Madrid for the 33-year-old PSG star.
And everyone’s apparent target Declan Rice could be sold as West Ham prepare for huge overhaul of their squad.
Elsewhere, Red Devils legends Gary and Phil Neville had a hilarious Instagram spat as Sky pundit brands brother a 'bell' over 1k sprints.
And former right-back Rafael blasted Man Utd's transfer policy and insists 'just because a player costs £150m does not mean he's good for team'.
Finally, SunSport exclusively revealed Marcus Rashford is closing in on a return after visiting the training ground to finish treatment on back injury.
ALL HANDS ON DEC
Declan Rice is the star name up for grabs as West Ham prepare for a massive squad overhaul.
Club insiders say ‘nobody is safe’ from the cull which will be triggered partly by cash flow issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic but also because boss David Moyes wants to reshape the squad for the long term.
And although Moyes would rather keep £70million-rated Rice, Chelsea are keen to re-sign the prospect they let go at 15.
Manchester United and Arsenal have also been linked with the England holding midfielder, 21, who has become a key player for the Hammers.
N’Golo Kante, talented rookie Billy Gilmour and Jorginho are competing for two midfield spots at Chelsea.
It is most likely Brazilian Jorginho, 28, would be allowed to leave to make way for Rice’s return.
FOUR YOU TO SORT IT
Premier League chiefs have been handed a four-week Uefa deadline to produce their restart plans.
The directive has come from Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin and general secretary Theodore Theodoridis.
But the chances of any football in Europe getting the green light have suffered a blow.
A new circular stated: “National Associations and/or Leagues should be in a position to communicate to Uefa by May 25, 2020, the planned restart of their domestic competitions — including the date of restart and the competition format.”
BRUNO'S A FAMILY MAN
United midfielder Bruno Fernandes is enjoying lockdown with his family.
The Old Trafford ace was in red hot form after his switch from Sporting Lisbon.
And he has been enjoying some time back in his home country after the pause in the season.
THE GAME IS AFOOT
Europe's major leagues are ready to give football fans a huge lockdown tonic – with the Prem and especially the Bundesliga firming up plans to resume action.
England's top flight clubs will tuck into “Project Restart at a meeting on Friday while the German League could resume as early as May 9 – although in Spain LaLiga chiefs are being more cautious.
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