United morning news: £30m summer bid for duo; RvP ‘could be sold’ claims journalist

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The Express reports that Manchester United are planning a double-swoop on Southampton, for England pair Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw.

The paper claims David Moyes will bid in the region of £30million for the duo who have shone for the Saints this season.

However, the report concludes by stating that Southampton will refuse to do business for less than £40million.

Whatever happens with United this summer, it is sure to see wholesale changes and significant spending. And Sky Sports have this morning published quotes from their Sunday Supplement programme, in which the potential sale of Robin van Persie was discussed.

The Sun’s Neil Custis is quoted as saying, “I think it could come to a point where United sell him at the end of the season.

“There is an argument that they are a quicker team and, certainly yesterday (against West Brom) a better team, when he isn’t in it.”

Doubts remain over the future of the Dutch striker who was bought by Sir Alex Ferguson to fire United to the Premier League title.

But having done just that, this campaign looks markedly different for van Persie than the last.

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