£25m ace has ‘heart set’ on Man United switch

Nathaniel Clyne has his ‘heart set’ on a summer move from Southampton to Manchester United, according to reports from Goal.

The England international has emerged as a major target for the Red Devils in recent times, with Louis van Gaal thought to be keen to bring him in as he plots to add a genuine right-back to his ranks after being forced to use Antonio Valencia in the role for much of the season.

With just over a year remaining on his contract, Southampton are attempting to thrash out a new deal, but Ronald Koeman has already confessed that keeping his £25m-rated man at St Mary’s may be tricky.

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And despite Spurs also having their eye on the 24-year-old, Clyne is desperate to join United.

A source close to the situation confirmed this to Goal, but revealed that a deal is not yet done:

“The player has made it known that United are his first choice, the deal is not done yet but it is a clear indication of his thinking.”

Clyne has enjoyed an excellent breakthrough season, holding down a spot at the Saints’ main right-sided defender while also making his England bow.