Pellegrini keen to land £22m Manchester United and Chelsea target

Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw could be one of those players for whom several English clubs could go into the bidding war in the summer. For two reasons mainly. Homegrown advantage and secondly he is sheer quality.

Luke Shaw

During the January transfer window, he was one of the prime targets of Chelsea and Manchester United while Liverpool were also interested in the Southampton left-back.

The 18-year-old has established himself strongly this season and has been named in the 30-man squad by Roy Hodgson in England’s upcoming friendly against Denmark at Wembley.

Chelsea could be looking for a replacement of Ashley Cole, who has lost the starting place in the squad to Cesar Azpilicueta.

Likewise, Manchester United could be interested in splashing money on him as well with David Moyes keen to rebuild the squad according to his own taste. Patrice Evra’s future has been speculated in the media while United’s first choice target Leighton Baines has extended his contract with Everton.

The Daily Mail reports that Manchester City are also keeping a close tab on the Englishman and could make a move him in the summer as well. Former Arsenal left back Gael Clichy has been vying for the position with Aleksander Kolarov and none of them have managed to secure the first eleven role on a regular basis.

Southampton though have resisted all temptations thus far but hard to see the Saints holding on to him when big offers will start to arrive on the table in the summer.

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