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Southampton's Luke Shaw due for Old Trafford medical ahead of Manchester United transfer

Updated: Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 20:24 | Comments

Luke Shaw lined out for England against Costa Rica in the World Cup
Luke Shaw lined out for England against Costa Rica in the World Cup

Manchester United's rebuilding project continues apace, with Luke Shaw due to have a medical ahead of a proposed move from Southampton.

Having completed the signing of Ander Herrera earlier on Thursday, it now seems as if the highly-rated 18-year-old defender will soon be following the Spaniard into Old Trafford.

Shaw is due to have a medical at the club's training ground as his much-mooted move to United edges closer.

The deal could reportedly see the full-back become the most expensive teenager of all time. 

Shaw established himself as one of the hottest prospects in world football after coming through Southampton's fabled academy, attracting admiring glances from many, including boyhood club Chelsea.

Despite not turning 19 until 12 July, the left-back has already racked up 60 appearances in the Premier League and three England caps.

Shaw made his England debut in the friendly against Denmark in March and usurped idol Ashley Cole in Roy Hodgson's pecking order, leading the experienced left-back to call time on his international career.

The 18-year-old was one of few positive points from a miserable World Cup campaign and became the youngest player to feature at the tournament when he started Tuesday's goalless draw with Costa Rica.

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