Manchester United have started the ball rolling with Southampton after making an official enquiry over the availability of left-back Luke Shaw, according to the Express.
Towards the end of last week, Manchester United lodged a £28million joint bid for both Fellaini and Baines from Everton, a bid which was turned down straight away.
David Moyes is said to be a big fan of Luke Shaw, who has been described as England’s biggest prospect at left-back.
Manchester United CEO, Ed Woodward and David Moyes have made a general enquiry regarding the availability of Luke Shaw direct to Southampton after the prospect of losing out on Leighton Baines.
Luke Shaw signed a five-year contract with Southampton back in July and was the star-man in their win over West Brom at the weekend.
Manchester United are likely to have made the enquiry on Shaw, who is valued at around £10million, due to the likely hood that Everton are not willing to part with Leighton Baines and current reserve left-back Alexander Büttner could make a loan move to Beşiktaş before the end of the transfer window.
Everton manager Martinez has been less than impressed with how Manchester United have gone about bidding for Baines and Fellaini, he said:
“It has been well documented what happened with the transfer speculation.
“That has been dealt with and it was all a little bit of a waste of time – time I don’t want players to waste. The start of the season was important for us, at Norwich, and I won’t come out now and carry on talking about the speculation.
“The players have had the demands of international football and then they started the league season with a lot of travelling. So it has been important these past few days that we can get them recovered, regenerate them and get them ready for the next game.
Manchester United are likely to lodge a higher bid for Fellaini and Baines during the week, according to reports the bid will be for £35million.
We doubt that Southampton will part with Luke Shaw this season after becoming a valuable player in their plans for the Premier League, but, it is good to know that Manchester United are keeping tabs on the young England left-back who is a fantastic prospect for the future.