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Manchester City keeping a watching brief on Manchester United outcast – report

In their search for left-backs, Manchester City are keeping a watching brief on an out-of-favour Manchester United star, James Ducker of the Telegraph reports.

England international Luke Shaw is likely to be sold by United if they received an offer in excess of £20million, and it is reported that City, Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton are monitoring developments.

United have already invoked a 12-month option on Shaw’s contract, extending it until 2019, but that is more to protect his value than anything. Jose Mourinho hopes to recoup as much of the £28million paid to Southampton as possible.

City have been linked with a host of left-backs in the last month or two, with French international Benjamin Mendy injured for much of the season. Shaw, like Ryan Bertrand, another England international linked, would add to the home-grown ranks, although United may not be enthused by the idea of selling a player across town.

Shaw would be a controversial option and a ‘watching brief’ by no means indicates that City are planning to bid for him – only that they have some sort of interest, and he is likely to be one of many they are looking at.

What do you think about this possibility? Could Pep Guardiola unlock Shaw’s true potential? Let us know!

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