Real Madrid set sights on €36m Chelsea & Manchester United target

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Real Madrid are the latest big-name club to be linked with a move for rising Southampton starlet Luke Shaw.

Marca reports that the Spanish giants have set their sights on the 18-year-old defender, as they look to find a replacement for Portuguese international Fabio Coentrao - who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season.

However, they face competition from Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea, who have also been tracking the England international left-back.

Shaw isn't the only player in the position on the Real Madrid radar however, with Guilherme Siqueira also linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Brazilian would also come cheaper for Los Blancos, with an estimated €36million transfer fee on the head of Shaw - who shares the same agent as Gareth Bale.

Should Real Madrid opt against a move for the teenager, then the ball will be back in the court of the English clubs when the transfer window re-opens.

David Moyes has endured a difficult reign at Manchester United to-date, struggling with the expectations of the champions following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, the Red Devils manager will hope to overhaul his squad at the end of the season, with Shaw one of the new names thought to be of interest to the Scot at Old Trafford.

Should the player join Manchester United, it would almost certainly mean the end for French veteran Patrice Evra at the club.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have options at left-back, with Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of Ashley Cole in the current pecking order at Stamford Bridge.

Indeed, the England international has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho this season, and if Shaw was to arrive in west London, it could well mean the end of his time with the Blues as well.

Given the high valuation, it remains to be seen whether Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would sanction a move for the talented youngster.

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