Chelsea fans react to reported mega offer from United for Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw

Reports have suggested that Manchester United will pay Chelsea target Luke Shaw £160,000 per week to move to Old Trafford.

Manchester United have shown their hand in the race for Southampton teenager Luke Shaw.

Reports suggest United are willing to blow Chelsea out of the water to sign the left-back, with a huge offer to both Southampton as a club and the player in terms of a personal package.

Shaw was thought to be a main target for Jose Mourinho, someone who admires him and apparently saw him as a long term replacement for Ashley Cole, who hasn’t been offered a deal to stay at Stamford Bridge.

However, the reports which carry details of United’s offer for Shaw suggest that the Blues are astonished by the terms that United seem willing to offer, which they themselves would find difficult to justify.

The fee on the table could reach a level of around £30 million, which would make Shaw one of the most expensive teenagers in the history of football.

United are then apparently ready to offer him a wage of around £160,000 per week, which rivals the competitive contracts of first team stars all over Europe.

It would make him the highest paid teenager in football and would be a huge risk for United, which they seem to be basing on his talent alone rather than his football history.

Despite the fact Chelsea have a large pool of resources themselves, several fans would argue that they are better off letting United have a crack at signing Shaw and going after an alternative target.

Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis is an alternative and a player that Jose Mourinho seems extremely keen on.

The most recent reports suggest that Luis is likely to be part of a double signing from Atletico along with Diego Costa, representing a smaller fee than it would take to be competitive against United in the race to sign Shaw.

Take a look at what Chelsea fans have made of United’s astonishing reported offer on Twitter.

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