Manchester United Look to Sign Luke Shaw Prior to World Cup

Transfer RumorsThe English Premier League has ended another campaign with Manchester City winning the league title on Sunday. Clubs now will start looking at possible transfers to bolster their respective rosters for the start of next season in August.

Manchester United is coming off a seventh place finish in the league. For the Red Devils, the season was a complete disaster and they are already looking to new signings to fill in for some players who have retired or will leave to play for other clubs.

High on the list of signings for United is Luke Shaw who currently plays for Southampton. The signing of the young starlet has moved one-step closer said sources on Monday, calling the deal nearly done.

United has wanted to sign Shaw since the winter transfer window and at this point it looks like the club is about to sign the 18-year old.

Shaw was named on Monday to the England national team to play in the World Cup in June and July. His selection over the likes of Ashley Cole for Chelsea was very surprising for some.

Reports say that United submitted a bid for Shaw for 27-million pounds as soon as their Sunday match had completed.

The new offer is apparently an improvement over the initial offer that had been informally present by officials at Old Trafford last January.

Les Reed announced to reporters that both Adam Lallana and Shaw would not leave Southampton this summer, but that looks to have changed over the past couple of days.

United, it is widely reported, wants to wrap a deal for the signing of Shaw, prior to the World Cup in Brazil.

The club does not want to have the same situation as last summer when they could not wrap up the deal for midfielder Cesc Fabregas of Barcelona that eventually fell through the cracks.

United will not participate in the Champions League or the Europa League this season, which will give them plenty of time to concentrate on returning to the top of the EPL and once again qualify for European competition.

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