[football] direct news understands that Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Southampton defender Luke Shaw. The 18-year-old has firmly established as one of the most consistent and impressive defenders in the Premier League this season and his qualities have gained interest from numerous clubs. Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and even La Liga side Real Madrid have been credited with interest but it is Manchester United who are understood to have thrashed out a deal earlier this week, which will see the youngster move to Old Trafford. Shaw has made 30 league appearances this season and would be a big loss if Southamton decide to sell their latest shining star. It is understood that a deal in the region of 27m with a contract of 85,000 per week all any such deal is yet to be confirmed. Super Sunday! Liverpool and Manchester City meet at Anfield + Swansea City face Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium for ONLY 9.99,Read more Manchester United transfer news.