Manchester United close in on £30m deal for Chelsea target

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Shaw set for Old Trafford?
Shaw set for Old Trafford?.

Manchester United are closing in on the £30million signing of Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, who is also wanted by Chelsea.

According to the Daily Star, the 18-year-old defender will be offered a £140,000-a-week salary, that will make him one of the highest paid teenagers in world football.

Red Devils boss David Moyes is so desperate to bring Shaw to Old Trafford that he has already given the Saints starlet a guarantee of regular first-team football, in the hope that it will convince him to snub the advances of Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho is equally keen to lure the young full-back to Stamford Bridge, and hoped that the fact Shaw is a boyhood Chelsea supporter would give the Blues an advantage when it came to negotiations in the summer.

However, the Southampton academy product is believed to be concerned by the level of competition for places in west London, with Ashley Cole and Cesar Azpilicueta both currently vying for the starting left-back spot.

He's therefore attracted by the prospect of playing more regularly at Manchester United, with Patrice Evra set to depart the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

There are also some doubts regarding the future of Alex Buttner at Old Trafford, meaning that Shaw could walk straight into Moyes's starting XI should he complete a move this summer.

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