Luke Shaw ready for summer transfer as Tottenham face Manchester City raid for Rose
Luke Shaw is set to quit Manchester United this summer — and could be offered an escape route by Tottenham, if Manchester City also splash the cash.
Left-back Shaw, who has six England caps, was dismayed at being completely left out of manager Jose Mourinho’s plans last week.
He did not feature in the squads for either the Europa League game against St-Etienne last Wednesday, or the EFL Cup final four days later.
Mourinho explained the £27million starlet is now his FOURTH choice left-back, behind Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Matteo Darmian, following his omission from United’s 20-man squad for France.
It is a crushing blow for Shaw, who is now prepared to take a pay-cut on his £80,000-a-week basic salary to get regular football elsewhere.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is a huge admirer after helping nurture the youngster when they were together at Southampton.
Pochettino is braced for interest this summer from Manchester City in Danny Rose, despite the England left-back only signing a new five-year deal in September.
Should City offer huge money for Rose and successfully lure him away, Pochettino will move for Shaw.
The 21-year-old has had a difficult time at Old Trafford.
Former boss Louis van Gaal questioned his fitness when he first arrived from Saints, and then he suffered a badly broken leg in September 2015.
Now, after just six Premier League starts this term, MirrorSport understands Shaw is resigned to leaving — unless Mourinho has a dramatic change of heart.
United’s boss publicly criticised the player earlier this season for ruling himself out of their November match at Swansea with injury.
Shaw believes he is now fit, but he has not played since starting the FA Cup win over Championship side Wigan in January as United — who have lost just once in all competitions since early November — have hit form.
Rose, 26, is being scouted by City, who want a new full-back as their current ones Aleksander Kolarov, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy are all at least 31 or older.
Blues boss Pep Guardiola knows United would not sell Shaw to their cross-town neighbours but wants to lower the age of his defence and needs more homegrown English players to help meet future quotas.
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