Manchester City are set to make a massive bid for English full-back Luke Shaw once the summer transfer window opens after a few months, according to Goal.
The Citizens first showed interest in the Southampton youngster in January, but a transfer was never completed. And now, with strong interest in the talented full-back from Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham, City will have to dig deep in their pockets if they are to land their man.
Shaw, 18, is regarded as the best English talent of his generation and is even competing for a place in England's World Cup squad with Ashley Cole.
Chelsea are long-term admirers of Shaw, who is a boyhood Chelsea fan, but with Cezar Azpilicueta making a very solid season at the left-back, the youngster has moved down in Mourinho's plans.
David Moyes will also be looking to strengthen his defence, with Patrice Evra almost certain to leave Old Trafford once his contract expires in June. The Scot has identified the Southampton prodigy as the perfect replacement for Evra and even made a £22million bid for Shaw in January.
Tottenham are also in the mix and they might have an edge in the transfer battle because of Daniel Levy strong relationship with Shaw's representatives. Yet Manuel Pellegrini looks certain to improve the left-back spot, with neither Gael Clichy, not Aleksandar Kolarov managing to impress the Chilean this season.
With the full backing of the board, Pellegrini could stump up the money in a few months time and blow off any interest for Shaw with a bid nearing the £30million mark.
All signs point that Shaw will leave the St Mary stadium next summer, but it remains to be seen who will win the battle for the highly-rated starlet.
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