Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Southampton full-back Luke Shaw, according to the Telegraph.
The report has suggested that the Red Devils are confident of landing the England international in the next 24 hours, with the youngster set for a medical tomorrow. United have been linked with the highly rated teenage full-back for some time now and could now secure his signature for £30 million.
Suggestions have been made that Manchester United have held talks with the Saints over the last 72 hours and are now looking to finalise the deal to bring him to the Theatre of Dreams ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
The addition of Shaw will certainly add competition to places in the left-back area at Old Trafford. After Alex Buttner left the club yesterday, Patrice Evra is now the club's only real left-back.
The Frenchman - who is currently starring in this summer's World Cup - signed a new one-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit at the end of the season, but will now have to battle with Shaw for a first team spot. United boss Van Gaal will hope that Evra acts as Shaw's mentor, as the youngster's clearly recognised as Evra's long term replacement.
The prospect of landing Shaw will come as great news to fans of United, especially after they secured the signing of La Liga midfielder Ander Herrera earlier today. The 24-year-old completed a switch from Atletico Bilbao believed to be in the region of £28.5m.
Herrera will certainly add competition to Manchester United's midfield after the club disappointed in the middle of the park last term. The likes of Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley and Marouane Fellaini all struggled throughout the campaign, meaning the Herrera signing was a crucial one for new United boss Louis van Gaal.
Manchester United fans will certainly be getting very excited with the transfer goings on around the club. After the disastrous era under David Moyes, the Red Devils will be desperate to get back into the Champions League at the first time of asking in 2014/15.
United will be hoping their new Dutch coach has the magic touch next season, and will be buoyed by the signing of Herrera and the incoming transfer of Shaw.
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