Manchester United a plotting a move that would see Southampton left back Luke Shaw become the highest paid teenager in Premier League history, according to the Daily Star.
David Moyes is ready to offer the 18-year-old a staggering £75,000 a week to join the reigning Premier League champions in the summer.
The deal would see Shaw quadruple his current wages, and move ahead of Adnan Januzaj and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s £60k deals they signed as teenagers.
Shaw signed his first professional contract with the Saints last July, and has also been linked with Chelsea and Manchester City.
But United are ready to pay whatever it takes to land the £30million rated defender.
Shaw is a boyhood Chelsea fan, whilst his parents live close to their Cobham training ground.
But Moyes believed the money United are willing to offer puts them in pole position to land England’s latest debutant.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly unwilling to match Southampton’s high valuation of the teenager, but Moyes is willing to pay what it takes to win the race for his signature.
He sees the teenager as a crucial part of the new look United side he is hoping to field next season.