Manchester United are considering a shock bid for Southampton’s highly rated young defender Nathaniel Clyne, as reported by the Daily Star.
Clyne has been an integral part of a Southampton side that have climbed to the top of the Premier League to the surprise of fans and pundits alike.
The Saints were tipped for relegation after a huge summer exodus, with Man Utd having benefited after capturing Luke Shaw for £30 million.
They now go into their games against Man Utd on Monday with the potential back to nine points away from top spot in the league.
Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal has been granted a massive summer war chest of £200 million, significantly more even than the huge outlay that had this summer.
Van Gaal is now expected to put aside £25 million with the hope of bringing England international Clyne to Old Trafford.
Man Utd will likely spend more than last year’s £150 million this summer.