Luke Shaw
Shaw close to United move with medical imminent.Getty

Southampton full back Luke Shaw will undergo a medical with at Manchester United ahead of his imminent move to Old Trafford.

After confirming the signing of midfielder Ander Herrera from Athletic Bilbao United are edging closer to adding 18-year-old to their squad, according to BBC Solent.

United made an opening bid of £27m for the teenager in May, a development which saw Shaw inform Southampton of his wishes to hold talks with the club.

Talks were put on hold while Southampton focused their attention on naming a replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, a process that was completed in the appointment of Dutch coach Ronald Koeman earlier this month.

Following Shaw's return from international duty after England's woeful World Cup campaign came to an abrupt end, the youngster is now edging closer to a move to United that could cost the club as much as £34m.

United have made the signing of a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra a priority this summer. The Frenchman signed a one-year extension to his contract at Old Trafford in May but the departure of Alexander Buttner, who has joined Dinamo Moscow this week, provided an indication that a deal for Shaw was close.

Shaw will become United's second signing of the summer following the arrival of Herrera. The Spaniard, who celebrated Under-21 European Championship success with David de Gea and Juan Mata in 2011, has signed a four year contract at the club after pushing through his move from Athletic.

Athletic Bilbao said in a statement on their website: "The Football League has certified Athletic Club that player Ander Herrera has fulfilled the requirements of the applicable regulations valid for unilateral termination of the employment contract that bound him to our club, by depositing today the amount of compensation established in the contract.

"The Athletic Club thanks Ander Herrera for his dedication during the three seasons he has enjoyed the club and wishes him the best in his future sports projects."