Manchester City prepare £30m Luke Shaw bid?

Luke Shaw of Southampton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on August 17, 2013
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Manchester City are understood to be preparing a £30m summer bid for Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

Manchester City are reportedly preparing a £30m summer bid for Southampton defender Luke Shaw.

The 18-year-old full-back has been linked with a host of top Premier League clubs this season following a string of impressive displays for the Saints.

However, City are now ready to trump their rivals by making a big offer for the youngster, according to

The two clubs are understood to have already enjoyed preliminary talks over a possible transfer.

Shaw recently made his debut for the England senior team during their friendly win over Denmark at Wembley Stadium.

Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Tottenham during their Premier League match on March 8, 2014
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