No £34m United bid for Luke Shaw
Manchester United have not submitted a 34 million-pound bid for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, a source has told ESPN FC, despite reports suggesting otherwise.
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But while there was speculation that United had raised their offer for the 18-year-old to 34 million pounds -- which would be a club record for a defender -- a source says that is not the case.
Shaw was originally identified as a target by former United manager David Moyes and, while incoming boss Louis van Gaal has ended interest in other players the Scot wanted to sign -- such as Toni Kroos and Cesc Fabregas -- the club have continued to pursue the Saints player.
United have paved the way for Shaw's arrival by agreeing to sell reserve left-back Alexander Buttner to Dinamo Moscow.
First-choice Patrice Evra signed a one-year contract extension last month but, at 33, he is more than 14 years Shaw's senior.
United are also closing in on a deal for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera, who is set to become the first signing of the Van Gaal era.