Old Trafford bosses will not pay ‘over the odds’ for the British wonderkid.
Manchester United are refusing to pay over the odds for teenage Southampton and England star Luke Shaw, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The 18-year-old, who played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Costa Rica at the World Cup, has been the subject of a summer-long transfer saga linking him with a big-money switch to Old Trafford.
Southampton are keen to get the best possible price for the London-born left-back, who has four years left to run on his current contract at St Mary’s.
United have already had one bid of £25m rejected by the Saints and it was reported earlier this week that the Red Devils had increased their offer to £34m.
However, the M.E.N understand that this is untrue and that United are refusing to bow to Southampton’s seemingly excessive demands.
Right now, Patrice Evra is the only recognised first-team left-back at Old Trafford, following Alex Buttner’s move to Dinamo Moscow.
Evra, 33, was one of United’s better players last season, in which he started 33 Premier League games – two starts fewer than Shaw made at Southampton.
The former France captain recently signed a new 12-month contract with the 20-times champions of England.
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