Shaw looks set to complete his switch to Old Trafford.
Southampton left-back Luke Shaw finally looks set to complete his £30m transfer to Manchester United after being offered £160,000-a-week, reports Goal.
Chelsea have also shown interest in signing the 18-year-old, but have decided to pull out after learning the Red Devils will pay the youngster £40m over a five-year deal.
Unsurprisingly this offer from United, if accepted, would make Shaw the highest paid teenager in world football and would state the 13-time Premier League winners’ intentions to bounce back after a season of disappointment in 2013/14.
After the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson last summer the club struggled to deal with the transition and replacement David Moyes was sacked after 10 months in charge for not meeting expectations.
Louis van Gaal has since taken the role of manager and after the 2014 World Cup – where the 62-year-old will be guiding the Netherlands national team – the Dutchman will look to rebuild the side.
Shaw is expected to be the first of many new arrivals this summer and the Saints ace will compete with Patrice Evra for a position at left-back.
The Glazer family have pledged significant funds to van Gaal and the club have already had a £27m offer for the defender rejected by the Hampshire team – but £30m should convince them to sell.
Shaw is currently away with the England national team at the World Cup, having been selected in Hodgson’s 23-man squad ahead of Blues veteran Ashley Cole – the man the youngster would have been replacing at Stamford Bridge had Jose Mourinho pushed forward with a deal for him.
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