Daily Mirror journalist David McDonnell has claimed Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne will join Manchester United in the summer, revealing it’s a ‘done deal’.
Speaking on MUTV, the official United subscription TV service, McDonnell said from the information he was hearing, a deal is already in place for the player.
“What I’m told, it’s a done deal,” he said on MUTV’s ‘Unted in Press’ program.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in subsequent transfer windows.
And this latest development comes just as Clyne was dropped by Southampton at the weekend before publicly declaring that he had been ‘flattered’ by the reporter interest of a number of big clubs.
The Daily Telegraph report that the full-back was shocked at being benched by Ronald Koeman in favour of Maya Yoshida against Hull City.
And speaking as he attended a charity event in the evening following this snub, he will have said little to fill Southampton with optimism he’s about to sign a new deal.
“I’m flattered by the interest from the big clubs,” he said, according to The Daily Telegraph. “It shows that I’m doing well and I’ve had a good season.
“Champions League football is everyone’s dream and hopefully we can do it for Southampton. I am an ambitious person and I want to play Champions League football. To win the title and the FA Cup, that is what I want.”
This and the latest comments from McDonnell seem to suggest it’s more likely than not we’ll see Clyne rocking up at Old Trafford at the season’s end.