Potential boost for Newcastle over Luke Shaw as Manchester United identify replacement

United player Luke Shaw in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on April 9, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Newcastle are keen on Manchester United's Luke Shaw.

United player Luke Shaw in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on April 9, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Left-back Luke Shaw is at the top of the list of potential transfer targets for Newcastle United, according to the Daily Star.

Shaw faces a bleak future at Manchester United after being overlooked for Premier League opportunities this season by Jose Mourinho.

So it comes as a potential boost for Newcastle that Manchester United have reportedly identified a replacement for Shaw.

The Mail report the Red Devils have been checking out Argentine talent Enzo Diaz.

Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) and Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino embrace after the English Premier League football match between...

Diaz plays for Agropecuario and is just 21-years-old.

United have managed to cope at left-back without Shaw, selecting Ashley Young, Daley Blind and Matteo Darmian at various points this season.

Bringing in a young player like Diaz as competition would be a shrewd move, especially as Shaw has fallen out of favour.

Luke Shaw of Manchester United in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Manchester United could likely make a big saving on wages by shunting Shaw off and signing Diaz too.

The Sun report the Red Devils want £20 million for Shaw.

Newcastle should be encouraged that Manchester United are already making plans without Shaw, as this will only make their task easier.

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