Manchester United make improved £18m offer to sign Nathaniel Clyne

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Manchester United have made an improved £18 million offer for Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and are now in advanced negotiations with the player and his club over a prospective summer transfer.

That's according to the Sunday Times, who believe Louis van Gaal is close to following up the recent capture of PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay by securing the services of the England international as well.

Clyne is set to follow former Saints team-mate Luke Shaw to Old Trafford after the Red Devils paid £32 million for the fellow full-back's signature last summer.

The former Crystal Palace man will cost significantly less, owing to the fact he has just over 12 months remaining on his current contract at St Mary's.

Ronald Koeman has made no secret of his desire to keep Clyne on the south coast, but knows that failure to convince the 24-year-old to commit his long-term future means that he'll inevitably be sold when the transfer window reopens.

Clyne has maintained he is happy at Southampton, but that doesn't mean he intends to sign a contract extension, particularly after revealing his ambition to play in the Champions League.

Manchester United look set to be able to offering him that opportunity after they got back to winning ways at Selhurst Park on Saturday, and will also be able to pay him a notable amount more money than what he's been presented with at Southampton.

Manchester United fans: Do you think £18m is a fair price to pay for Nathaniel Clyne - one of the most talented right-backs in the Premier League? Have your say below...

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