Manchester United are determined to complete deals for Southampton duo Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana, despite sacking manager David Moyes on Tuesday.
Sportsmail claim the Red Devils have identified their primary transfer targets and that their strategy in the upcoming window will not be affected by Moyes’ departure.
United are confident that they are on the verge of securing a £30m deal for Saints’ left-back Shaw - with talks now at an advanced stage. The 18-year-old is believed to have opted for a move to Old Trafford over Chelsea, with the lure of first-team football and a £100,000-a-week contract proving too tempting to resist.
Meanwhile, United will also offer £25m for Shaw’s teammate Adam Lallana, whose fine performances over the course of the current season have led to a PFA Player of the Year award nomination.
The 25-year-old attacking winger who, like Shaw, is expected to be selected for England’s 23-man World Cup squad this summer and could become a Manchester United player before the showpiece tournament gets underway in mid-June.
United want to tie up as many deals as possible prior to the World Cup finals in Brazil, in order to avoid a repeat scenario of last summer’s botched efforts to sign the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The reigning English champions, who have endured their worst campaign of the Premier League era, are currently searching for a new permanent manager after sacking Moyes, whose tenure at Old Trafford lasted less than a season.
Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal is currently the overwhelming favourite to be appointed as Moyes’ successor this summer.