Man United in £30m battle with Chelsea for Saints star Shaw and Bayern striker lined-up by Arsenal

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SOUTHAMPTON left-back Luke Shaw is regarded as one of the brightest prospects in English football, and his name is never far from the gossip columns.

He has been linked with a host of top clubs, but a report in one of today’s newspapers suggests Manchester United could be close to completing a deal for the 18-year-old.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are another club making today’s headlines, with a Bundesliga striker the latest name to be linked with Arsene Wenger’s side.

Man United are hopeful of securing a deal to sign Shaw ahead of Chelsea for £30m. (Daily Telegraph)

Arsenal are lining up a move for Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, with primary target Diego Costa unlikely to join the Gunners. (Daily Express)

Jose Mourinho is confident Atletico Madrid striker Costa will join Chelsea in the summer for £50m. (Daily Mirror)

Man United are ready to offer Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos a deal worth £260,000-a-week. (The Guardian)

Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski may yet stay at Arsenal if he is promised more game-time. (The Sun)

Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo has revealed he almost joined Chelsea in 2009. (Metro)

West Ham United and Stoke City are set to battle with Hull City to sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jake Livermore, who has been on loan with the Tigers this season. (Daily Mirror)

Nicolas Anelka, who was sacked by West Bromwich Albion this year, will not join Atletico Mineiro, the Brazilian club say. (Daily Mail)

Manchester City and Edin Dzeko are set to open talks over a new contract for the Bosnian striker. (The Sun)