8am Man Utd news LIVE: Ben Yedder £40m battle, Sancho transfer latest, Rice available, Cavani ‘serious’interest – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED are gearing up for a big summer in the transfer market, but they could 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…

  • UNDER THE HAMMER

    Declan Rice is the star name up for grabs as West Ham prepare for a huge 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 Brazil-born Italy international Jorginho, 28, would be allowed to leave to make way for Rice’s return.

  • WISS UPON A STAR

    Manchester United are involved in a transfer tussle with the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Real Madrid for Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder.

    The striker has banged in 18 goals in Ligue 1 this season after Monaco activated his £35m release clause to sign him from Sevilla last summer.

    But the French principality find themselves short of cash due to coronavirus with Cesc Fabregas reportedly willing to forego his entire £130,000-a-week pay packet until normality is restored.

    Ben Yedder will be remembered by United fans for his performances with Sevilla, having bagged both goals in a destructive Champions League display at Old Trafford when the Spanish side ran out 2-1 winners to knock Jose Mourinho's men out.

  • 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.”

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