Moyes wants Saint Luke: New United manager set to fight Chelsea for Shaw
David Moyes will rival Chelsea in the battle to sign 17-year-old Luke Shaw this summer.
The Southampton left back is on Moyes’s shortlist as the new Manchester United manager attempts to put his own stamp on the squad left by Sir Alex Ferguson.
Shaw was scouted last season by Moyes, then Everton boss, who had earmarked him to provide competition for Leighton Baines. Shaw would then have taken the left back role if Baines moved to Old Trafford.
But with the England defender now likely to stay at Goodison Park, Shaw will face renewed pressure to commit his future to Saints.
Reports suggested he would be lured away after playing few games last season. He is a boyhood Chelsea fan and has been linked with the Blues.
Shaw announced his intention to stay with Southampton in the belief that he had a better chance of regular first-team football. He has not signed a professional deal and will not until July, when he turns 18.
Moyes is likely to return to Everton, with 19-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley high on his hit-list.
Raid: Ross Barkley (right) is also high on the former Everton manager’s list