Southampton left-back Luke Shaw told the club on the final day of last season that he wanted to leave for Manchester United this summer, according to BBC
Shaw has been a long-term target for the Red Devils, who have already seen a £27m bid rejected for the teenager, who is currently in Brazil ahead of the World Cup, which begins on Thursday. Man Utd were initially hoping that Shaw would be signed ahead of the tournament, but that now looks unlikely to be the case.
Southampton, who have already sold fellow England star Rickie Lambert to Liverpool since last season came to an end, value Shaw at around £30m, although they say that they will not take part in any transfer dealings until after a new manager is appointed to replace the departed Mauricio Pchettino.
Man Utd were the visitors to the St. Mary’s Stadium on the final day of last season, and Shaw made his intentions to move to Old Trafford clear to the club’s staff. He has been asked by England to clarify his future quickly, but Southampton will sell if the conditions are right.
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