Manchester United looking to pip Chelsea for starlet

Luke Shaw Southampton defenderDavid Moyes is reportedly looking to pip Chelsea and take Southampton’s highly-rated left-back Luke Shaw to Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

The 17-year-old academy graduate and England youth international has taken the Premier League by storm in the past season having been thrust into the first team by former Saints boss Nigel Adkins.

Shaw remained in the side when Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino replaced Adkins in mid-January and has gone on to make 28 appearances as the side successfully secured their Premier League status.

Shaw is a self-confessed Chelsea fan and the Blues were thought to be lining up a summer swoop for the youngster. But Pochettino recently spoke out to insist that the player would not be leaving St Mary’s in the transfer window.

However, Moyes, who has scouted Shaw on several occasions during his time as Everton boss, is now believed to be pondering an offer as he looks to find a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra and is likely to be rebuffed in his efforts to take Leighton Baines with him from Goodison Park.

Despite the Premier League champions expressing an interest, the Telegraph claims Shaw will be happy to stay put at Southampton and will sign a five-year contract at the club when he turns 18 in July.

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