Southampton want more money for Shaw.
The deal for Manchester United to sign Luke Shaw is far from complete as Southampton reject a £27m offer for the left-back, putting Chelsea on alert, reports the Guardian.
It’s understood that the Red Devils are keen to tie up the transfer of the 18 year-old before he flies out to Brazil as part of England’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup.
However, the Saints aren’t going to let their prized asset leave on the cheap and are holding out for the £30m they value the youngster at.
United are desperate to sign a new player on the left side of defence as Patrice Evra is expected to join Rio Ferdinand and captain Nemanja Vidic by leaving Old Trafford when his contract expires this summer.
However, the Blues are in a similar position as they are preparing for life with Ashley Cole and as a boyhood fan of the west Londoners, Shaw may well be tempted by a move to Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho’s side also have the added incentive of Champions League football for next season, with United missing out on the competition for the first time since 1995 after a poor campaign.
Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson has said there will be no contact between agents and any of his players whilst they are at the tournament in South America, meaning any dealings with the squad will have to be conducted before or after the World Cup.
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