Luke Shaw: No truth in £34m Man Utd bid report

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Manchester United have cleared up space in their squad to sign Luke Shaw by selling ex-Saints target Alexander Buttner.

But the Daily Echo understands that reports suggesting United have tabled a world record £34m bid for England international Shaw are NOT true.

Saints were keen to sign Buttner two summers ago, before Sir Alex Ferguson hijacked any potential deal to take the left back to Old Trafford.

Dynamo Moscow-bound Buttner has made a total of only 28 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals, since joining from Vitesse Arnhem in the summer of 2012.

His fellow left-back Patrice Evra last month signed a new contract with the Red Devils, who remain very keen to sign 18-year-old starlet Shaw.

United tabled a bid of around £25m for Shaw back in May, but a national newspaper yesterday reported that Saints have received another offer of around £34m.

But it does not appear United have actually offered what would be a world transfer fee sum for a teenager.

Wayne Rooney is the world’s most expensive teen, with United paying Everton £27m for him ten years ago.

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5:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Alicesdad says...

You mean this was a press rumour?
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT !!
You mean this was a press rumour? I CAN'T BELIEVE IT !! Alicesdad
  • Score: 32

5:44pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Southampton boy says...

If true then sell
If true then sell Southampton boy
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Littleton-Saint says...

Alicesdad wrote:
You mean this was a press rumour?
I CAN'T BELIEVE IT !!
Where does the Daily Echo understand this from?
What's the source? Or is the source yet another rumour?
Does the Daily Echo interview anybody or does it make up
stories by reading, simply, other media?
Let's see some factual, properly sourced and quoted stories please.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: You mean this was a press rumour? I CAN'T BELIEVE IT !![/p][/quote]Where does the Daily Echo understand this from? What's the source? Or is the source yet another rumour? Does the Daily Echo interview anybody or does it make up stories by reading, simply, other media? Let's see some factual, properly sourced and quoted stories please. Littleton-Saint
  • Score: 14

5:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

buckeroo says...

it was from the daily mail, enough said really, paper is full of **** and lying reporters(neil ashton haha)
it was from the daily mail, enough said really, paper is full of **** and lying reporters(neil ashton haha) buckeroo
  • Score: 21

5:53pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Confucious says...

I checked Luke out on webuyanyplayer.com (a subsidiary of confucious.co.uk), and he's valued at £39 million.
I checked Luke out on webuyanyplayer.com (a subsidiary of confucious.co.uk), and he's valued at £39 million. Confucious
  • Score: 22

7:11pm Tue 24 Jun 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Confucious wrote:
I checked Luke out on webuyanyplayer.com (a subsidiary of confucious.co.uk), and he's valued at £39 million.
Checked the Skate squad out on e-bay, no bids yet.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: I checked Luke out on webuyanyplayer.com (a subsidiary of confucious.co.uk), and he's valued at £39 million.[/p][/quote]Checked the Skate squad out on e-bay, no bids yet. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 19

7:54pm Tue 24 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

OK Manure £34m now up front, not over the next three years, plus a 10% sell on and Hernandez.
Then we have to seriously consider it, up to the Koeman Bros.
OK Manure £34m now up front, not over the next three years, plus a 10% sell on and Hernandez. Then we have to seriously consider it, up to the Koeman Bros. NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 10

9:17pm Tue 24 Jun 14

tarquin farquharson says...

In other words, 'The Echo denies Echo story'
In other words, 'The Echo denies Echo story' tarquin farquharson
  • Score: 32

11:04pm Tue 24 Jun 14

isolated saint says...

BBC sport are saying Koeman has told Manure that bidding will start at £40m
BBC sport are saying Koeman has told Manure that bidding will start at £40m isolated saint
  • Score: 5

11:29pm Tue 24 Jun 14

BracknellSaint says...

Two completely conflicting articles in the Echo?!? Intriguing!
Two completely conflicting articles in the Echo?!? Intriguing! BracknellSaint
  • Score: 4

8:40am Wed 25 Jun 14

de Heiligen paard 101 says...

its such a shame the echo didnt check whether there was any truth in the rumour before printing the original story!
but then it got people onto the site didn't it, 11 posts for no bid yet 130+ for the bid story!
its such a shame the echo didnt check whether there was any truth in the rumour before printing the original story! but then it got people onto the site didn't it, 11 posts for no bid yet 130+ for the bid story! de Heiligen paard 101
  • Score: 0

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