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MANCHESTER UNITED may have to rethink their transfer plans after Ed Woodward admitted it might not be "business as usual" in the transfer market this summer.

We have the latest on moves for Jadon Sancho, James Maddison and Jack Grealish, as well as the likes of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez.

Get all your Man Utd news and transfer gossip below…

  • GOOD MORNING UNITED FANS

    Premier League football could be back on TV within weeks — in a major boost for bored Red Devils supporters.

    Boris Johnson has been briefed on plans for matches to be played behind closed doors and sees the resumption of live sport as key to boosting the moral of the nation after weeks of being shut inside.

    The priority is to get the Premier League season finished as it would allow the transfer window to open and enable money to trickle down the football pyramid.

    It is understood that some games could be aired on publicplatforms to stop people going round to pals’ homes if they were only available on Sky or BT Sport.

    But United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has cast doubt over mega money being spent on transfers this summer – leaving plans to land Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho in doubt.

    “Nobody should be under any illusions about the scale of challenge facing everyone in football and it may not be 'business as usual' for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer,” Woodward said in his opening address to a United Fans' Forum on Friday.

    “As ever our priority is the success of team, but we need visibility of the impact across the whole industry, including timings of the transfer window, and the wider financial picture, before we can talk about a return to normality.”

    Alexis Sanchez is facing a footballing limbo with neither Inter Milan or Manchester United wanting him.

    It could lead to him returning to Manchester once this season gets finished to train separately from the main squad at Carrington.

  • IT'S COMING HOME

    Premier League football could be back on TV within weeks — in a major boost for bored Brits.

    Boris Johnson has been briefed on plans for matches to be played behind closed doors and sees the resumption of live sport as key to boosting the morale of the nation after weeks of being shut inside.

    Other football leagues, tennis, cricket and horse racing could also resume under detailed proposals to be thrashed out between ministers, Public Health England officials and sporting bodies.

    Sport is considered one of the first activities that can return after the coronavirus lockdown as it is simple to control compared to reopening pubs, theatres or cinemas.

    But first the Government would have to meet its five restart tests — including cutting death and infection rates.

    And sports would have to meet a strict set of criteria, including being able to maintain social-distancing and keeping all involved safe from infection.

    There would have to be regular testing of participants — paid for by clubs or the sport’s chiefs so as not to block frontline workers.

    It is understood that some games could be aired on publicplatforms to stop people going round to pals’ homes if they were only available on Sky or BT Sport.

  • DOR CLOSED

    Ed Woodward has thrown Jadon Sancho's transfer into doubt with remarks at a Man Utd fans' forum.

    The CEO suggested fans can forget about big-money transfers in the summer as football's landscape has been transformed by coronavirus.

    He commented: “Nobody should be under any illusions about the scale of challenge facing everyone in football and it may not be ‘business as usual’ for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer.

    “As ever our priority is the success of team, but we need visibility of the impact across the whole industry, including timings of the transfer window, and the wider financial picture, before we can talk about a return to normality.

    “On this basis, I cannot help feeling that speculation around transfers of individual players for hundreds of millions of pounds this summer seems to ignore the realities that face the sport.”

    This would appear to mean that United will not pay Borussia Dortmund's £100m asking price for Jadon Sancho.

    However, it would support claims from The Transfer Window podcast that a deal could be done for a much lower fee of around £52m if the German side were willing to budge.

  • MAD ABOUT MADDISON

    Leicester City's James Maddison is on United's summer transfer target list according to Manchester Evening News.

    The club's assistant coach Mike Phelan says the Red Devils are looking to strengthen when the transfer window opens.

    Jadon Sancho and Birmingham City teenager Jude Bellingham are reported to be among their targets.

    On a Q&A on the Manchester FA's Twitter page Phelan said: “Manchester United are always looking to find the right players to improve and bolster the squad.”

  • KOUL BUY FOR UNITED?

    Man United chances of signing Kalidou Koulibaly appear to have improved.

    The Daily Mirror claim Napoli, who were reluctant to let the Senegal international go, have now got their eye on Barcelona star Samuel Umtiti.

    Barcelona have reportedly been approached by Napoli officials according to SPORT.

    Should the Serie A club succeed in signing Umtiti, it could pave the way for a United move for Koulibaly this summer.

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