Manchester United transfer news: £22.5m bid for teenager; German international linked

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It appears Manchester United’s January spending will not stop with the imminent signing of Chelsea’s Juan Mata. At least not if the press are to be believed.

The Mirror reports that David Moyes has made a £22.5million offer for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw – a player seen as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra.

The report claims Moyes is hopeful of opening talks for the teenager this weekend – clearly making the most of United’s lack of FA Cup action.

With a reported promise of immediate first-team football and a lucrative contract offer, United are said to be hoping to beat Chelsea to Shaw’s signature.

Moyes was also seen in Germany yesterday evening, watching the match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach.

And while his main targets are reported to be Mario Mandzukic and Patrick Herrmann, a new name has been thrown into the mix in the form of Toni Kroos.

Moyes was snapped sitting next to Kroos’s agent during the match, and the Daily Mail claims that with contract negotiations between the player and his current club reportedly at an impasse, United may swoop in.

And finally, the Telegraph reports that Wayne Rooney is close to agreeing a new £300,000-a-week deal to remain at Old Trafford until 2018.

The deal would finally put an end to the rumours linking the England striker with an exit. And they could see the new-look United really beginning to take shape, with Rooney a pivotal player in front of Mata and a rejuvenated midfield.

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