Manchester United have dropped new on-loan striker Odion Jude Ighalo from their training camp in Marbella Spain.
The BBC reported that Ighalo was dropped because of fears the coronavirus outbreak could lead to his being refused entry back into the UK.
Nigerian Ighalo, 30, flew to Manchester from China last weekend after signing on loan from Shanghai Shenhua.
“He might have liked to have come with the players and got to know them,” manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told MUTV.
“But the risk [of border restrictions tightening] we don’t want to take.”