The Red Devils will up their offer for Shaw.
Southampton left-back Luke Shaw looks to be edging nearer to a Manchester United transfer as they prepare a £30m offer for the teenager, reports the Guardian.
The Red Devils submitted a £27m bid for the England international earlier in the week, which the Saints rejected as they continue to try and keep hold of the defender.
However, it will be difficult for the Hampshire club to refuse it United increase their offer, as expected, to the £30m that they value Shaw at.
The Red Devils need to complete the deal before the Englishman heads off with the rest of the Three Lions squad to the 2014 World Cup, as national team manager Roy Hodgson says there will be no contact between players and agents whilst they are at the tournament in Brazil.
They want to make Shaw the first new signing of the Louis van Gaal era, with the Dutchman expected to be confirmed as David Moyes’ successor in the very near future.
There has been great interest in the starlet, most notably from United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea, who are also in need of a new left-back this summer.
As a boyhood Blues fan it was thought Shaw would be tempted by a switch to Stamford Bridge, especially with the west Londoners playing Champions League football next season.
Manchester City were also keeping an eye on developments, but the desire of the 2013 English champions is said to have impressed the defensive ace – along with a healthy financial incentive.
If Shaw does move to the Theatre of Dreams then he is set to become the highest paid teenager in history with a five-year contract of £100,000-a-week.
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