Domestic rivals Chelsea and Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid are also vying for Sancho’s signature, which is expected to cost £115million.

However, The Telegraph claim United are worried about committing to a club-record deal in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the affect it’ll have on club funds.

Woodward and co. will only press ahead with plans when games return and they know what players are available.

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Newcastle takeover twist

Newcastle’s takeover is on the brink of collapse, because the Premier League is refusing to give the green light due to TV piracy issues.

The Premier League has reportedly stalled over approving the £300million takeover of Newcastle.

A consortium, backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund, reached a deal with Mike Ashley to buy the Toon weeks ago.

However, background checks conducted by the Premier League have reached a roadblock, due to issues surrounding illegal pirating of live matches.

The Premier League has apparently been trying to challenge the Saudi state over claims they have been involved in illegally streaming games.

The Mirror cites a source, who outlines the difficulty facing the takeover, which will make for grim reading for Magpies fans.

The source said: “The country who are now trying to buy a Premier League club and trying to pass the owners and directors have stolen from the very organisation they now need the approval from.”

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Kai Havertz to Chelsea

Chelsea have the opportunity to make a real statement by signing Bayer Leverkusen superstar Kai Havertz.

That’s according to Craig Burley, who believes that following the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and potentially RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner would signal that owner Roman Abramovich means business.

“You can’t have enough good players,” former Blues midfielder Burley told ESPN. “It would be a statement of intent to go out and get one of Europe’s most exciting young talents.

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“It does fit with the narrative that Chelsea and Lampard are going down. They are looking to sign younger players with sell-on value but who can also produce the goods now.

“But it would be a statement from [Roman] Abramovich to say, ‘we’ve given you Werner and we also want Havertz, one of the brightest talents in European football’.

“That’s a very exciting sign for Chelsea fans, but I doubt they will be in that race alone because Havertz is probably on everybody’s radar.”