There is no denying that Manchester United are eyeing a revamp in the summer transfer window, and are looking to add reinforcements in several positions in order to reach the heights in Premier League and European football again.
Despite Antonio Valencia being at his scintillating best for United this season, the Red Devils are looking for a new wide defender, and are tracking Tottenham’s Kyle Walker with a view to sign him this summer
The England International has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane, despite enjoying another stellar season at the club.
A lot of top clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester City, are interested in signing him, but according to reports, Manchester United are ahead of the queue, as they are ready to sell Luke Shaw to Tottenham in order to boost their chances of signing Walker.
Shaw, who has been sidelined for the remainder of the season through injury, has been publicly criticised by Mourinho on many occasions, most notably, after United’s 3-1 defeat at Watford in September.
The current signs clearly suggest that the 21-year-old will not be in Mourinho’s plans next season, and the left-back is also believed to want an Old Trafford exit in order to link up with his former boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs rate Walker at around £40m, and could offer Shaw, who is rated at around £30m, plus a cash adjustment.
Although Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has already insisted that he isn’t keen on selling their star players to an immediate Premier League rival, United’s sensational trade deal would surely test the 55-year-old’s no sale policy.
A move to Old Trafford could also substantially boost Walker’s wage, which is reportedly £70,000-a-week at White Hart Lane.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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