Manchester United to make improved £30m bid for Luke Shaw

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Manchester United are gearing up to make an improved £30 million offer for Southampton full-back Luke Shaw.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed an incredible season, and made 35 league appearances for the Saints this season.

Such was his form that he has earned a call up for Roy Hodgson's England squad for the World Cup in Brazil next month - at the expense of 107-cap veteran Ashley Cole.

Although Chelsea have been heavily linked with the talented youngster it is Manchester United who appear intent on taking him to Old Trafford.

They launched a £27 million offer last week which was promptly turned down by Southampton - however according to reports they are about to return with an improved bid.

The Guardian claim Manchester United will make a £30 million offer when they finally announce Louis van Gaal as their new manager this week.

The paper add that the Red Devils are growing increasingly confident of getting the deal done despite Southampton's insistence that he isn't for sale - and will make him the highest paid teenager in the history of the game by handing him a £100,000-per-week, five year contract.

Along with Chelsea - who are said to view Shaw as the ideal replacement for Ashley Cole at Stamford Bridge - Manchester City have also been credited with an interest in the full-back.

News of Manchester United's persistent interest in Shaw will come as a blow to Saints fans, who could see their best players and manager leave this summer.

Adam Lallana has been heavily linked with a switch to Liverpool, while striker Jay Rodriguez and boss Maurico Pochettino are being courted by Tottenham.

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