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Shaw undergoing United medical

Kevin Palmer | ESPN FC
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Luke Shaw has returned from the World Cup, where he played 90 minutes for England © PA Photos
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Luke Shaw is close to completing his transfer from Southampton to Manchester United and has been given permission to complete a medical with the Old Trafford club, sources have told ESPN.

Shaw, 18, has been heavily linked with a move to United for the past six months, with ESPN reporting in January that then manager David Moyes failed in an attempt to sign the player in the last transfer window.

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Reports of a £34 million deal for Shaw, as reported in some newspapers earlier this week, appear to be wide of the mark with the initial fee United will pay expected to be much lower than that.

However, the overall package was described as "too good to turn down", according to Southampton sources, for a player who has played just 60 Premier League games in total and collected three senior international caps for England.

Shaw's move to United completes a rapid rise for the latest graduate to emerge from Southampton's celebrated academy, following Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by moving to a big club after making his name at Southampton.

While the news will come as a blow to Southampton fans, new manager Ronald Koeman has been told he will be able to spend the cash recouped from the sale of star players as he looks to develop the squad he has inherited from Mauricio Pochettino.

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