Manchester United are lining up a bid for Southampton fullback Luke Shaw. The Daily Star says United are plotting a January swoop for £25m-rated Shaw.

United boss David Moyes has conceded defeat in his efforts to sign Leighton Baines and is now targeting the Southampton wonderkid to solve his search for a left-back.

However, pulling off a deal won't be easy. As well as the huge fee, Southampton don't need to sell, especially after Shaw signed a five-year deal when he turned 18 in July.

If Saints decide to do business, United won't be the only interested party.

Chelsea are long-term admirers and understood to be Blues fan Shaw's preferred destination.