Manchester United Will Beat Chelsea To £27m Signing Of Wunderkid Before The 2014 World Cup Starts

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Shaw looks set to complete his move to Old Trafford before representing his country in Brazil.

It’s all go for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw as after being named in the England squad for the 2014 World Cup on Monday, the teenager is now on the verge of competing a £27m transfer to Manchester United, reports the Daily Mail.

Despite strong interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, it is the Red Devils who look set to land the 18 year-old and want to tie everything up before Shaw flies out to Brazil with the rest of the Three Lions squad.

The tournament starts on June 12 and the Saints starlet was named in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man setup ahead of veteran Ashley Cole – who then retired from international football following the announcement.

United are desperate to improve the team at Old Trafford after a disappointing season that saw them finish seventh in the table with their lowest ever Premier League points tally and no Champions League football for the first time since  1995.

A clear-out is expected as a result and one of those on their way is Patrice Evra, who like captain Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand will leave the club when his current deal expires in the summer.

Therefore a new left-back is a priority in the transfer market and after two impressive years in the first team at St Mary’s, Shaw is considered to be the ideal replacement.

The youngster progressed from the academy in 2012 and since then has made 67 senior appearances for the Hampshire club and also earned his first cap for England earlier in 2014.

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