Nathaniel Clyne ready to reject Southampton deal for Manchester United

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Nathaniel Clyne is ready to reject a new contract with Southampton in order to force through a move to Manchester United this summer, reports The Mirror.

The England international has emerged as Louis van Gaal's top summer target in recent weeks after it became clear Rafael da Silva had little or no future at Old Trafford.

Southampton, who are likely to qualify for Europa League football after an impressive season, are attempting to keep hold of Clyne by offering him a bumper new deal.

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However, the amount of money on offer at St Mary's does not come close to what he can earn at Manchester United.

Also, Manchester United are likely to qualify for next season's Champions League; a competition Clyne is sure to be keen to play in.

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Contract ultimatum

With just one-year left on his contract, Southampton may have wanted to extend Clyne's contract just to get maximum value for him in the transfer market.

But Clyne is worried about scaring away Manchester United's interest by committing to a long-term deal and is ready to reject it to ensure a deal goes through.

Chelsea interest

The 24-year-old wants to link up with his former team-mate Luke Shaw at the club and is ready to reject interest from the likes of Chelsea in order to do it.

Jose Mourinho is also believed to be an admirer of the right-back, but it seems the proposition of competing with Branislav Ivanovic is not a tempting one for Clyne.


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