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Manchester United ready to break the bank to land target

Luke ShawIt’s something of a relief to see the return of domestic football this weekend in the Football Transfer Tavern after the recent international break.

The final home game before the ‘Three Lions’ travel to Brazil for this summer’s World Cup was something of damp squip with Daniel Sturridge’s late goal securing another victory for Roy Hodgson.

One of the major plus points, however, was the debut of 18-year-old Southampton left back Luke Shaw, who fitted into the team convincingly and didn’t look overawed by the occasion.

Now Adrian Kajumba from the Daily Star has arrived in the tavern with more transfer speculation about the latest St. Mary’s graduate as he claims that Manchester United manager David Moyes is preparing to make Shaw the highest paid teenager in the Premier League as he tries to lure him to Old Trafford in the summer.

Moyes is reportedly ready to offer wages worth £75,000-a-week which would see off Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain current deal and would almost quadruple his existing wage.

Southampton are reluctant to sell their star talent and the youngster only penned a five-year extension in the summer, but interest has still been rife with United and Chelsea thought to be the leading contenders.

Now the Red Devils want to beat Chelsea to his signature by breaking the bank in terms of a potential transfer fee, thought to be over £25 million, and his weekly wage.

Moyes has outlined Shaw as the ideal replacement for Patrice Evra at the club and believes he would an important part of the summer squad rebuild at Old Trafford.

Do you think Shaw would be ready to move to Old Trafford or should he reject the money to stay with the Saints? Let us know your thoughts below.

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