Shaw Linked With Permanent Manchester United Exit
Manchester United want to sell Luke Shaw for £20million in January. But the 22-year-old is more likely to be heading out on loan.
Shaw has fallen down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho after seeing his time at the club blighted by injuries. He missed almost the whole of the 2015-16 season after fracturing his leg in a Champions League tie with PSV Eindhoven and an ankle injury saw him ruled out from May to September of this year.
The former England international has yet to play in the Premier League this season and Jose Mourinho has told Shaw he has no future at the club. Turkish side Fenerbahce are being linked and are prepared to pay about half of his £130,000-a-week wages, according to The Times. However, Shaw has no interest in moving to Turkey.
United want a permanent transfer for Shaw. However, they will struggle to find a club willing to meet their £20million price tag.
Southampton are believed to be interested in a player they sold to United for £28million in the summer of 2014. However, like Fenerbahce they are more interested in a loan deal for the rest of the season with an option to purchase at the end of the campaign. Likewise West Ham United. Neither club will pay big money for a player with such a poor playing record over the past two years.
N’Zonzi Linked With Manchester United
Manchester United are one of a number of clubs being linked with Sevilla winger Steven N’Zonzi after he admitted he loves the Premier League.
The France international – he made his debut in the friendly win over Wales on Friday – has shone at Sevilla since a £7million move from Stoke City in 2015. He recently signed a contract extension that could keep him at the La Liga side until 2020.
“I really like the Premier League, this is where I started at a good level. I had a great time there,” he said after the match.
“I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. I am fine at Sevilla, I feel good. I am used to it now. It is my third season so I am happy.”
Some outlets are linking Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal as possible suitors next summer. However, N’Zonzi turns 29 in December. The release clause under his old deal was worth €30million (£26.7million). That is likely to have increased under his new contract.
Manchester United are unlikely to pay well over £30million for N’Zonzi.