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Manchester United completing major defender transfer from Champions League giants just became that bit trickier thanks to Luke Shaw decision

Manchester United completing major defender transfer from Champions League giants just became that bit trickier thanks to Luke Shaw decision

Manchester United’s chances of completing the transfer of Juventus left-back Alex Sandro have been dealt a blow by Luke Shaw rejecting a move to Everton.

Although the Red Devils have agreed personal terms with Sandro over a deal to bring him from Turin to Old Trafford, they have so far refused to pay his club’s asking price for him, according to the Times.

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Selling a player like Shaw may well have boosted United’s finances sufficiently enough to help them move for a player of Sandro’s calibre, but the Times say he’s snubbed a move to Everton.

It is not clear why the England international has chosen not to take up the opportunity to move to Goodison Park, but it puts United in a tricky position regarding strengthening in that area.

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Alex Sandro Manchester United transfer hopes dealt a blow

Jose Mourinho has not used Shaw as a starter too often in his time at the club, and it’s hard to see how that could change any time soon.

Ashley Young will likely remain first choice in that position after a strong campaign last term and an equally impressive showing for England at this summer’s World Cup, while Shaw didn’t even make Gareth Southgate’s squad.

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Luke Shaw has rejected a transfer to Everton despite Manchester United struggles

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