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Man Utd push to extend summer transfer deadline amid Hazard discussion

Manchester United are pushing to extend the transfer deadline next summer.

The Daily Mail says United are leading a move by Premier League clubs to return the transfer deadline to the end of August.

This year's shift forward to August 9 was deemed a failure in many quarters and United are keen on extending the window. Crucially, they have backing within the big six, who fear the early deadline hands power to European rivals.

A source at an elite club said: "If Chelsea had lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, they would not have been able to replace him.

"Moves are often triggered when the selling club know they have a replacement lined up and that also affected the number of deals done. This put English clubs at a disadvantage."

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