Manchester United are now in pole position to sign the highly coveted Southampton youngster Luke Shaw. The 18-year old left-back had been touted to make the move down South and play for his boyhood club Chelsea, but reports suggest that an £80,000 a week move to United is the players preferred option.
With Patrice Evra and Ashley Cole both ageing, United and Chelsea both need a new left-back and Luke Shaw is already up there as one of the best in the country. He already has a senior cap for England, and over 50 appearances for Southampton and he isn’t even 19 yet.
The Mirror claim that a £27m fee has been agreed between the two clubs, despite Shaw attracting interest from the aforementioned Chelsea and Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid.