David Moyes is targeting a £26m move for Luke Shaw after agreeing to pay the £37m release clause of William Carvalho, reports the Sunday People.
Reports on Sunday morning claimed that Manchester United had told Sporting Lisbon that they were prepared to pay the full amount to sign 21-year-old Carvalho before the World Cup begins on June 12.
It was the first significant move from Moyes and Ed Woodward ahead of a summer of unprecedented spending at Old Trafford. Moyes reportedly wants five major signings to arrive at the club in the summer and looked to get things off to a good start by agreeing a deal for Carvalho.
However, the struggling Manchester United manager has no intention of stopping his transfer freight train and is already preparing a huge £26m for Southampton starlet Luke Shaw.
The 18-year-old is all set for a big summer move this summer with a number of clubs thought to be ready to pay upwards of £30m to secure his services. Although Southampton want a bid in the region of £30m, an early bid of £26m from Old Trafford could easily tempt them into letting their latest academy gem go.
Moyes' urgency may have something to do with interest from Chelsea, who will most likely have Champions League football on offer next season while Manchester United will not. Shaw is also thought to be a keen Chelsea fan and his parents live a stone's throw away from the Blues' Cobham training base.
Mourinho himself was said to be keen on sealing swift deal for Shaw before he potential leaves for Brazil with England for the World Cup. However, with the season all but written off at Manchester United, Moyes has one eye on next season already and is pushing through an ambitious recruitment plan now.