United Chief Exec Flying Back To UK To Carry Out ‘Urgent Transfer Business’

By on July 17, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Man Utd chief executive Ed Woodward is heading back to the UK.


Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has left the clubs pre-season tour of Australia to head back to England to undertake ‘urgent transfer business’, according to Sky Sports News.

United are currently down under as part of their pre-season preparations but Sky Sports claim Woodward informed club officials he had to return home to carry out some urgent transfer-related business.

What that business is remains unclear, though. The news comes just hours after Chelsea confirmed they had tabled a bid for unsettled striker Wayne Rooney but denied suggestions they had offered United either David Luiz or Juan Mata in exchange.

Reports early on Wednesday morning suggested the Blues had offered either Mata or Luiz as well as £10m for Rooney – an offer that was understood to have been rejected by the champions. However, a statement from Chelsea read:

“Chelsea Football Club can confirm that yesterday it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney.

“Although the terms of the offer are confidential, for avoidance of doubt and contrary to what is currently being briefed to the press in Sydney, the proposed purchase price does not include the transfer or loan of any players from Chelsea to Manchester United.” (source: Sky Sports)

United have also been strongly linked with a move for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas and reports on Monday claimed they had tabled an opening £25m bid.

Whether Woodward’s work is related to either Rooney or Fabregas remains to be seen but it appears he’s up to something, so watch this space…

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What do you think Woodward is coming back to England for? Get involved in the comments section below.


  1. danny

    July 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    probably to give wellbeck a contract extension……..

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  3. Tafa

    July 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Gud 4 him just sell Rooney to us.CHELSEA 4 LIFE

  4. mohammed samir

    July 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    he fly bzck to do what or he came to accept d chelsea bid for rooney? Rooney to to chelsea blue is d colour!!!!!!

    • Adam Etchells

      July 18, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Your English is appalling, it’s little wonder there’s high youth unemployment.

  5. Mergo

    July 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Arsen Wenger is so rigid,he likes to sell not buy talents. last summer Van perse said i am in arsenal not for money but finaly we found AW sold him and said I commited agreat mitake.This year also he will repeat same thing on Senti Cazorla unlees he adds argently at least one strkker and one midfielder. I think this man(AW)is geting mad!!!!!!!
    Reaaly it sad news for arsenal fans to hear such disappointig news again. Soryy to say, Groud scored thee goals to this is also a sad news as it doubtlessly fools AW.

  6. Mergo

    July 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Please Arsenals, put the 70 million Uros in AW’s pocket and send him to PSG!!!!!!!!!!!!


    July 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Just to finalise Rooney deal 2 chelsea.blue 4 real

  8. Solomon kelechi onuh

    July 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Rooney is not 4 sale

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