Luke Shaw could have been a viable long-term replacement for Leighton Baines

As reported by The Daily Mail, Everton are set to miss out on signing Luke Shaw this summer, with the player eager to stay at Manchester United and fight for his place in Jose Mourinho’s squad.

What’s the story?

Shaw has struggled to convince Mourinho that he is worth starting on a consistent basis, with Ashley Young regularly selected in the left-back slot despite it not being the player’s natural position.

That, combined with the fact his contract runs out at Old Trafford next summer, meant he was a prime candidate to leave Old Trafford this summer.

As reported by The Daily Mail, Everton are one of the teams interested in his services alongside the likes of Monaco and Chelsea, but they’re set to miss out, with the £13.5m-rated defender eager to fight for his place at the Red Devils.

Would he have been a good signing for Spurs?

Luke Shaw’s career since signing for Manchester United from Southampton has struggled to kick into gear and at times he’s looked like a player devoid of confidence and belief in himself.

However, he certainly has talent and Everton are on the hunt for a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines, given the veteran’s advancing years.

With Shaw’s contract up next summer, that could be the perfect opportunity to make a move for the player, who is still just 22 years of age and has the potential improve when working under the right manager.

It appears though, that he still harbours ambitions to make a serious impact at Old Trafford.