Manchester United's blockbuster £27m offer for Southampton full-back Luke Shaw is set to include a record-breaking salary package worth an incredible £100,000-a-week, making the youngster English football's highest paid teenager by quite some distance.
Southampton received an offer from United for the England international thought to be worth £27m shortly after the full-time whistle in yesterday's 1-1 draw between the two sides at St Mary's, with the Red Devils bidding to move quickly and get the deal done at the earliest possible opportunity.
The Guardian have this morning reported that United's desperation to get Shaw signed swiftly will see the 18-year-old earn a whopping £100,000-a-week if he does decide to leave the South Coast for Old Trafford, with the Red Devils anxious to get the move signed and sealed before this summer's World Cup finals.
Shaw is widely expected to be confirmed in England manager Roy Hodgson's preliminary 23-man squad for this summer's South American showpiece later this afternoon, after Ashley Cole confirmed his decision to retire from international football on Twitter late last night.
Hodgson's preferred stars are due to leave for a training camp in Portugal this Sunday, giving United a short window of opportunity to conclude talks with both Saints and the player before focus turns to England's preparation for the finals.
United are in no mood to be beaten by rival sides for their top transfer targets though, with an unprecedented wage package put together for the left-back in a final effort to fend off any lingering interest from Manchester City or Chelsea, the club Shaw has supported since he was a boy.