St Mary’s teenager linked with Old Trafford switch.
Southampton and England left-back Luke Shaw’s proposed big-money move to Manchester United has been put on hold, according to the Daily Mail.
Earlier this week, it was reported by The Guardian that the Red Devils had ‘virtually completed’ a deal to sign the 18-year-old in a £30m summer swoop.
It was claimed that recently-sacked United boss David Moyes had played a key role in convincing Shaw to sign £100,000-a-week terms at Old Trafford.
However, it is now thought that Shaw is unwilling to commit his future to the 20-time champions of England until he knows which manager will be in charge next season.
Ryan Giggs is currently in interim charge at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ and will be in control of first-team affairs for the first time when United host Norwich City this evening.
Giggs is the 9-1 second favourite to land the job on a full-time basis, but it is widely expected that Dutchman Louis van Gaal will become the club’s next permanent boss.
United may be wise to confirm Van Gaal’s appointment sooner rather to reduce the risk of being leapfrogged in the race for Shaw’s signature.
Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are all rumoured to be keen on Shaw, who made his senior England debut as a half-time substitute in March’s 1-0 Wembley win over Denmark.
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