4.30pm Man Utd news LIVE: Sancho deal could be OFF due to coronavirus, Koulibaly requests transfer, Fellaini in hospital – The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED will be out of action until at least May after the Premier League extended the coronavirus ban.

And that could also be bad news as far as a move for Jadon Sancho is concerned, with the illness changing football's financial landscape by the minute.

Follow all the latest updates from Old Trafford below…

  • GIVE UNITED A KAL

    Manchester United have been given a huge transfer boost after defensive target Kalidou Koulibaly reportedly told Napoli he wants to leave.

    Ole Gunnar Solskajer is likely to re-assess his options in the summer with his backline, despite Harry Maguire‘s solid start to his Old Trafford career.

    Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo look likely to leave while there are doubts over whether Eric Bailly will ever reach his potential at the club.

    Victor Lindelof is steadily improving, while a decision will have to be made with Chris Smalling when he returns from a loan spell at Roma.

    Koulibaly has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with United the most likely destination.

    And now, according to Il Mattino, Koulibaly has told Napoli club president Aurelio De Laurentiis that he wants to leave in the summer.

  • GOAL OF THE DAY

    Talking of Rooney, Man Utd have put up his strike against West Ham as their goal of the day.

    What a finish, son.

  • ROO THE DAY

    Wayne Rooney has cast doubt over whether football can resume on April 30, after admitting that coronavirus could mean the season doesn’t finish until the end of the year.

    A tentative date for the Premier League to return at the end of next month was agreed after a meeting on Thursday to determine the latest suspension of English football.

    Manchester United legend Rooney is currently training at home in a bid to maintain fitness before rejoining Phillip Cocu’s Derby County.

    But the 34-year-old fears it will be a longer time than many expect before he’s back on the pitch after ruling out the prospect of the season being continued behind closed doors.

    He wrote in the Sunday Times: “The date set for the leagues restarting is April 30 so, for the moment, we have to prepare as though we’ll be back playing then.

    “I can’t see it, to be honest, but it’s good the Premier League and EFL set the April 30 guideline because at least it gives everyone a bit of stability and something to aim for.”

  • COUT RACE

    North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham have reportedly joined Chelsea and Manchester United in the transfer chase for Philippe Coutinho.

    Barcelona are looking to sell the Brazilian – who they bought for £142million from Liverpool in 2018 – to raise funds for re-signing PSG superstar Neymar.

    The playmaker is on loan at Bayern Munich, though the German champions are said to be uninterested in making the move permanent at the end of the season.

    According to The Mirror, Arsenal and Spurs are monitoring Coutinho’s situation in Munich but face competition from Chelsea and United.

    Bayern paid Barca £7m to loan the ex-Anfield hero for the season and despite nine goals and eight assists in 32 appearances, the Bundesliga champions are not willing to meet the £100m asking price to sign him.

  • TALKING HEADS

    Manchester United are reportedly back in dialogue with Paul Pogba’s controversial agent Mino Raiola in an attempt to end the transfer deadlock.

    Rumours persist that the French midfielder will be sold this summer – and Raiola has done little to put out these flames.

    The controversial agent has recently gone on record to say he will engineer a move for one of his players to join Real Madrid this summer.

    That has led to speculation it will be Pogba, Erling Haaland or even the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

    But according to the Daily Mirror, Raiola and Manchester United chief Ed Woodward are “talking again” after the pair had “severed contact”.

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