Luke Shaw to Manchester United 'agreed' as transfer hinges on World Cup defender accepting personal terms - Transfers - Football - The Independent

 

Luke Shaw to Manchester United 'agreed' as transfer hinges on World Cup defender accepting personal terms

Reports on Monday suggest that a deal is already agreed that will see Shaw join the dethroned Premier League champions ahead of his inclusion in England's World Cup squad

Manchester United have refused to comment on reports that they have reached a £27m agreement with Southampton for the transfer of England left-back Luke Shaw.

The 18-year-old looks set to be included in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup after Ashley Cole confirmed he has been omitted from the squad, and The Mirror are reporting that United have swooped for Shaw as soon as the season ended following their 1-1 draw with Saints on Sunday.

It is said that a fee between £25m and £27m has been agreed and that the move hinges on personal terms, with the former Premier League champions willing to treble his current wages to £75,000.

Talks between the club and player are believed to be a formality, and the move could be completed well before the start of the World Cup, which kicks off on 12 June. Shaw’s arrival would confirm the expected departure of long-serving left-back Patrice Evra, with the Frenchman out of contract at the end of June.

 

The 32-year-old is expected to head back to mainland Europe with interest believed to be coming from France and Italy, and with no suggestions that an extension will be offered to the France international, he is set to leave Old Trafford to make way for Shaw.

Former United manager David Moyes saw attempts to bring in both Leighton Baines and Fabio Coentrao fail during the season, but it appears that United will get their man in Shaw even though they are yet to appoint a permanent replacement for Moyes.

An announcement could be made this week over who will take the United job, with the current favourite Louis van Gaal widely expected to be named as the new man in charge. The Dutchman is preparing his Netherlands side for their World Cup assault, but has already confirmed he is leaving his role with the Dutch national team after the tournament in Brazil.

Read more: Cole retires from England duty as Shaw gets the nod
Walker out but Wilshere and Ox in
Southampton 1 Manchester United 1 match report

With interim manager Ryan Giggs leading the side for the final time (for now) in Sunday’s draw, the hope is that the club’s hierarchy can persuade Van Gaal to take on Giggs within his coaching staff.

With Cole announcing his retirement from international football following his omission from the squad, Shaw looks set to challenge Baines for the starting left-back role next month, and he may not be the only player who leaves St Mary’s this season.

Captain Adam Lallana is attracting serious interest from Premier League runners-up Liverpool, and while manager Brendan Rodgers admitted last week that he regards the England midfielder as a “young talent” who will attract interest from the best clubs.

"Adam is a terrific young talent,” said the Northern Irishman. “There is always speculation about young talent.”

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has also admitted that he wouldn’t be surprised if a number of Saints’ players garnered interest this summer, given their impressive season that saw them finish eighth this season.

“The reason people look at our players is because the club does an excellent job developing them,” Krueger said when speaking to the BBC before the rumours emerged..

“It should be difficult here every summer.”

Life and Style
tech
Arts and Entertainment
Robin Thicke's video for 'Blurred Lines' has been criticised for condoning rape
music
News
Paper trail: the wedding photograph found in the rubble after 9/11 – it took Elizabeth Keefe 13 years to find the people in it
newsWho are the people in this photo? It took Elizabeth Stringer Keefe 13 years to find out
Voices
Yes supporters gather outside the Usher Hall, which is hosting a Night for Scotland in Edinburgh
voicesBen Judah: Is there a third option for England and Scotland that keeps everyone happy?
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Arts and Entertainment
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
filmMatt Damon in talks to return
News
peopleThe report and photo dedicated to the actress’s decolletage has, unsurprisingly, provoked anger
Arts and Entertainment
Evil eye: Douglas Adams in 'mad genius' pose
booksNew biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Life and Style
tech... and together they're worth at least £100 million
Arts and Entertainment
While many films were released, few managed to match the success of James Bond blockbuster 'Skyfall'
filmsDaniel Craig is believed to be donning skies as 007 for the first time
Arts and Entertainment
Fringe show: 'Cilla', with Sheridan Smith in the title role and Aneurin Barnard as her future husband Bobby Willis
tvEllen E Jones on ITV's 'Cilla'
Life and Style
Bono and Apple CEO Tim Cook announced U2's surprise new album at the iPhone 6 launch
tech(but you can't escape: Bono is always on your iPhone)
Sport
Tim Wiese
sport
Life and Style
Kim Kardashian drawn backlash over her sexy swimsuit selfie, called 'disgusting' and 'nasty'
fashionCritics say magazine only pays attention to fashion trends among rich, white women
Arts and Entertainment
TVShows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Arts and Entertainment
Hit the roof: hot-tub cinema east London
architectureFrom pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week