The swap deal that would see Manchester United snap up £27m target

Manchester United want Luke Shaw and Southampton need a new striker. Step up Javier Hernandez?

Manchester United may have tied down Patrice Evra to a new contract at the club, but don't be fooled into thinking they won't be making another move for Luke Shaw this summer. The club have reportedly already made a £27 million bid for the self-confessed Chelsea fan - who has had an incredible campaign with Southampton.

Currently away on international duty with England Shaw is just one of many names being linked with a departure from St Marys this summer - after Mauricio Pochettino took over at Tottenham Hotspur.

One player who definitely looks like being on his way out of the club is Rickie Lambert, who had a medical at boyhood club Liverpool yesterday ahead of a reported £4 million move home.

So how can United turn Lambert's departure into a positive? Well they might be able to offer Southampton a player they desperately need to get hold of Shaw - a player they desperately want.

Javier Hernandez is not a first-team regular at Old Trafford and that is unlikely to change under Louis van Gaal. With the emergence of James Wilson as an option Chicharito has even more competition than ever for a place in the United starting XI. At Southampton however, the departure of Lambert leaves them dangerously bereft up top.

With Pablo Osvaldo no longer welcome and Jay Rodriguez injured the onus would be on Sam Gallagher to lead the line - an unfair position for one so young.

Hernandez is just what they need. A natural goalscorer with a burst of pace to help them in what is looking like an inevitable rebuilding process at St Marys this summer.

If United were to come back in with a good sum of money, and the Mexican international thrown in as an added bonus, they might just manage to get their man.

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