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Manchester United Rocked By Southampton’s New £40m Valuation Of England Starlet

New Saints boss drives up price of teenage full-back.

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Manchester United have been left reeling by the news that new Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has raised the valuation of teenage target Luke shaw up to £40m, according to the Daily Mail.

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The young left-back is expected to start England’s final World Cup game against Costa Rica on Tuesday evening, and will do so with a £40m price tag around his neck.

United had believed that a deal to land the hot prospect could be completed after the tournament for a fee of £30m as new manager Louis Van Gaal identified him as a key part of the club’s rebuilding process this summer.

But new Saints boss Ronald Koeman has insisted he wants to do everything to keep the latest star product of the club’s Academy at St Mary’s.

Shaw, who turns 19 next month, was also wanted by Chelsea, but the Blues were put off by his transfer fee long before Koeman took over at the south coast club.

Now United, who have failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1995, and have subsequently missed out on the cash injection that would bring, must now decide whether they still want to move for the teenage starlet or turn their attentions elsewhere.

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