27 Jun 2014

Shaw set for $58m Man United move

11:49 am on 27 June 2014

Luke Shaw is poised to become the most expensive teenage footballer of all time, with Manchester United reportedly set to sign the England international for $58 million from Premier League rivals Southampton.

The proposed arrival of Saints' defender Shaw at Old Trafford comes after United completed their first signing since Louis van Gaal - coaching the Netherlands at the World Cup - was confirmed as their new manager when midfielder Ander Herrera joined from Athletic Bilbao for a reported $55 million on Friday.

Shaw made his World Cup debut in a goalless draw against Costa Rica on Wednesday - England's last match of Brazil 2014 after defeats by Italy and Uruguay.

The left back had also attracted interest from Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Were he to leave the south coast club, it would be another stage in the break-up of a promising Southampton side, who finished eighth to United's seventh on last season's EPL ladder.

England striker Rickie Lambert has already left for Liverpool, with midfielder Adam Lallana, his club and international team-mate, set to do likewise.