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Swansea winger set to become Manchester United’s first signing of the summer

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Daniel James will undergo a medical with Manchester United on Thursday ahead of his £18m move from Swansea.

Manchester United are close to completing a deal for the 21-year-old winger and Wales international, who has one-year left on his contract with Swansea city, as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to begin his rebuild of the club.

It is understood the initial fee is worth £15m plus an additional £3m in additions, with personal terms already agreed.

He’s currently part of the Wales squad preparing for European qualifiers against Croatia (Saturday) and Hungary (Tuesday).

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Dilemma as Ighalo receives £400,000 per week offer

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Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo has been offered a two-year contract extension by his parent club Shanghai Shenhua, Sky Sports reports.

The new deal will see Ighalo who is currently on loan at Manchester United, receive around £400,000 per week.

The 30-year-old moved to Old Trafford in January after Marcus Rashford suffered a back injury.

He has gone on to become a favorite with United fans in a short time, scoring four times in three starts for the Red Devils.

It is believed that United are looking at extending his loan period which ends in June or even sign him permanently.

It, however, remains to be seen if Ighalo will be tempted by Shanghai’s bid to keep him at the Chinese Super League club.

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COVID-19: Italian Football President Predicts Ending Date For Serie A season

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The Italian Football Federation President, Gabriele Gravina has predicted that the 2019-20 Serie A season could be concluded in August this year following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

Recall that the Serie A has been suspended since March 9 due to the spread of COVID-19 across the world.

Players from several Serie A clubs have tested positive for the deadly virus, including Juventus players, Paulo Dybala and Rugani.

“I don’t give up easily,” Gravina told Radio Marte.

“As long as there is a chance, I will keep alive the hope of restarting the championships.

“I am aware that it is premature to think about a date, but we must think positively, also for the health of the Italians, and hope that the [coronavirus] situation ends as soon as possible.”

“The league could be completed in 45 to 60 days, If we are given the month of July and August, that could be the right period [to finish the 2019/2020 season],” he said.

There are 12 matches left to be played before the 2019-20 Serie A season will be concluded.

Juventus are presently on top of the league with 63 points from 26 games, while Lazio are second-place with 62 points from the same number of games.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi tests positive for coronavirus.

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The 19-year-old England international has become the first Premier League player to test positive for coronavirus.

Chelsea’s full squad has gone into self-isolation once Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus, the club aforesaid during a statement within the early hours of Friday morning.

Hudson-Odoi displayed cold symptoms on Monday morning and has stayed aloof from the club since then. His check result came back on Thursday night creating him the primary Premier League player acknowledged to have contracted the virus.

“Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for coronavirus returned this evening,” the Premier League club’s statement said.

“Chelsea personnel who had recent close contact with the player in the men’s team building will now self-isolate in line with Government health guidelines.

“These will include initially the full men’s team squad, coaching staff and a number of backroom staff.

“It is expected that those who did not have close contact with Callum will return to work in the coming days. In the meantime, the men’s team building, one of several separate buildings at our training ground, will remain closed.

“The rest of our training facility, Stamford Bridge and our other facilities are operating as normal.”

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