Manchester United boss Ed Woodward's early exit from a tour of Australia comes after the club revealed a bid from Chelsea for striker Wayne Rooney had been turned down.
United are also said to remain confident of securing the services of Cesc Fabregas despite Barcelona's insistence the player wants to remain at the Nou Camp.
In addition, Everton duo Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini have been strongly linked with moves to join their old boss David Moyes.
So far, the club's only signing of the summer has been Uruguay Under-20 defender Guillermo Varela, who has yet reported for duty yet.
More top news
NHS staff to be offered Zumba classes and counselling to keep them fit and in work, NHS England's chief executive is to announce.
Eurostar passengers were left stranded last night after migrants reportedly climbed on top of trains at Calais.
Andy Burnham is set to criticise those who question membership of international alliances and institutions in favour of 'isolationism'.