Manchester United have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Nathaniel Clyne, with the Southampton right-back reportedly ready to snub a new Saints deal, according to The Mirror.
The enterprising full-back has been a standout performer for Ronald Koeman’s impressive team this season and as such is being heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford this summer.
Louis van Gaal will look to bolster his playing contingent ahead of next season, with right-back an area of concern.
Antonio Valencia has been the number one choice in the role this season, with Rafaal seemingly not favoured by the Dutch boss.
Southampton lost five players last summer, including Luke Shaw to United, with a similar exodus potentially on the cards at the end of the current campaign.
Clyne has scored twice this season and made his England debut; he is widely acknowledged as one of the most promising young defenders in the national game.