Manchester United: Luke Shaw bid imminent?

Are Manchester United set to sanction a big bid for Luke Shaw?

New manager Louis van Gaal is in place, so is their first signing just around the corner?

Manchester United are expected to now begin more aggressively pursuing their transfer targets for the summer, after discussions with the new manager last week regarding potential targets.

Luke Shaw of Southampton is seen as key to solving the club's left-back conundrum, with Patrice Evra presently set to become a free agent at the end of next month.

When Van Gaal was predicted to be unveiled at the end of last week, The Guardian  reported that as soon as the Dutchman was in place, Luke Shaw would be their first order of business.

They wrote: "Manchester United are set to return with an improved bid in the region of £30m for Southampton's Luke Shaw once Louis van Gaal is formally announced as their new manager."

They tipped this to happen last week but with Van Gaal only being unveiled this Monday, expect the club to buoyantly get to work on making the Shaw deal happen. 

England manager Roy Hodgson is believed to be keen on Shaw resolving his future ahead of the World Cup, with Southampton said to be holding out for £30 million. The Star reported earlier today that United are also committed to making it happen before the tournament.

If there is one deal United are likely to push ahead with this week, Luke Shaw is likely to be it.

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