Manchester United


According to sources at Sky Sports Manchester United have launched a £27 million bid for Southampton youngster Luke Shaw.

United have longed been linked with the England left back, and now appear to want to get their business done before this summer’s World Cup, and surprisingly perhaps before new manager Louis van Gaal takes over at the club.

The 18-year-old is nervously waiting to see if he will make Roy Hodgsons squad for the trip to Brazil while also waiting to find out where he will be playing next season.

United is in need of a new left-back but it is going to take a huge amount of money for Southampton to let Shaw leave after the youngster just signed a new five-year contract with the club on his 18th birthday last July.