Man Utd ‘Convinced’ They’ve Beaten Chelsea To £30m Ace After £100k Contract Offer

By on April 23, 2014

As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Man Utd are confident they have won the race for Luke Shaw.

Luke Shaw

Manchester United are convinced they have beaten Chelsea to the signing of Southampton left-back Luke Shaw with a £30m deal believed to be ‘virtually’ complete, according to the Guardian.

Shaw came through the Saints highly acclaimed youth set-up and has established himself as one of the most exciting full-backs in the Premier League this season. His impressive displays have attracted interest from Man Utd and Chelsea and the English giants have been jostling for the 18-year-old’s signature in recent months.

However, it appears United may have won the race with the Guardian claiming that the deposed champions are ‘convinced’ they have sealed a £30m deal after offering Shaw a five-year contract worth £100,000-a-week with the promise of regular first team football.

Patrice Evra is set to leave Old Trafford when his contract expires in June and it will leave the door open for Shaw to come in and immediately claim the left-back berth in what’s going to be a new-look United defence next season.

Although Shaw grew up a Chelsea fan, he’s believed to have concerns about moving to Stamford Bridge as he’ll have to compete with Cesar Azpilicueta and possibly Ashley Cole for a starting spot in Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven.

In addition, the newspaper report suggests that once the Blues found out how much United had offered, they refused to match it and decided to pull out of the race leaving the Red Devils clear to tie up the deal.

Former boss David Moyes was heavily involved in pushing forward with a move for Shaw and United chiefs are understood to still be keen on completing the proposed deal despite the Scot’s departure.

If United do end up luring Shaw to Old Trafford, it would represent a major coup and a real signal of intent that they are determined to build a squad capable of pushing for a place back in the top four next season after a disastrous campaign under Moyes.

As well as a new left-back, United are likely to need another centre-back as Nemanja Vidic is on his way to Inter Milan, but much of their transfer business will depend on who their next manager will be.

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Do United fans think Shaw is the right man to replace Evra? Are Chelsea supporters disappointed they might miss out? Share your views below…

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6 Comments

  1. Owino Jacob

    April 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I have read several news regarding Luke Shaw transfer to united but is there any truth about the story orGuardian is doing marketing?.

  2. Owino Jacob

    April 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I would luv to see Raphael,Mangala,Evans and Shaw in united back four next season should united think think of ressurecton from death caused the departed.

  3. samuel eli

    April 23, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    shaw will be the perfect replacement for evra, but man utd need a replacement for vidic that should be what they should be worried about.

  4. David

    April 24, 2014 at 3:19 am

    The truth is United are a club on the slide massively in debt , which costs them 70 million a year before they have bought a single player, have lost all of their champions league revenue thats another 50 million at least and their tv rights money has been slashed for finishing 7th. Where are they going to get the reported 200 million from to invest, FFP rules state they can only spend 45 million euros more than they earn. Do the frigging maths.They cant do it.No amount of lazy uninformed reporting, so called, from inexperienced kid reporters is going to change the situation, they do it mainly to annoy opposing supporters, in this case Saints fans. It is no surprise that it is Southampton getting the brunt of all this negative reporting because the growth of the club has put the fear of god into the so called bigger clubs, who currently have no answer to the groundswell of talent coming out of the Saints academy, and so all they can do is produce tripe to try and destabilize the club and its players by either claiming that Saints cannot spend, which is not true, because they virtually have no debt, or by pretending that their own clubs have the where with all to buy Saints best players.Which they dont.

  5. jason. t

    April 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Well said David.

  6. byocha

    April 29, 2014 at 6:31 am

    shaw is an intresting lad with the potential of being a classic ace for any big team in the world but i doubt whether man utd can beat chelsea for shaw’s signature.lets just keep hoping that this is tue!

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