Manchester United set transfer sights on £20m Chelsea target

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has set his transfer sights on Chelsea defender target Luke Shaw, according to reports.

The Sunday People claims the Red Devils have set their sights on the England youth international, after failing to land Leighton Baines with two separate summer bids.

And, the paper claims the Scot is now desperate to land the Southampton left-back, and beat Chelsea to his coveted signature.

Both clubs are prepared to pay big money for the player, the paper speculates, although money isn’t a massive issue for Mauricio Pochettino on the south coast.

Manchester United already have options at left-back, with Patrice Evra first choice and Alex Buttner his back-up at Old Trafford.

However, the paper claims the Frenchman is set to return to his homeland in the summer – which is when the Red Devils can hope to land Shaw at the earliest.

At just 18-years-old, Shaw certainly represents long-term value for Manchester United, but if he travels to the World Cup in Brazil, then his value could dramatically increase.

Chelsea have already been linked with a bid of £20million for the player, with The Daily Telegraph reporting last week that Jose Mourinho was ready to make a fresh approach for the player.

‘The Special One’ views Shaw as an ideal replacement for Ashley Cole, who has struggled to hold down a first team place for the Blues at Stamford Bridge this season.

A boyhood supporter of Chelsea, the teenager appears to have plenty of options available to him, and a bidding war could ensue in the summer.

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