Chelsea interested in signing Manchester United Defender: Is he good enough?

Arsenal and Chelsea are monitoring the future of Manchester United defender Luke Shaw.

Jose Mourinho has confirmed the England international is set to be offered a new contract at the Old Trafford club.

The 22-year-old, who signed for United for £31.5million in the summer of 2014, has just over a year left on his current contract.

His future under Mourinho had looked uncertain after the United manager publicly criticised him on several occasions.

But Shaw, who has been plagued by injury during his spell in Manchester, has played the full 90 minutes in five of United’s last eight Premier League matches.

Talks over a new deal have yet to get underway, however, and both Chelsea and Arsenal are keeping an eye on the 22-year-old defender.

Shaw wants to stay at Old Trafford but he may have to wait before putting pen to paper on a contract extension.

United have already activated a one-year option to extend Shaw’s contract, which initially ended this summer. And earlier this month Mourinho confirmed talks would soon begin to tie him down for longer.

‘The natural consequence of it is that he will have his contract and he will be a United player for years,’ Mourinho said.

‘Luke is not about changing my mind, it’s just the evolution or no evolution of his potential. It’s just about that.

‘I know Shaw since he arrived in the Premier League with Southampton and know his potential and quality. Could he come in my direction? The way I like my players to be not just on the pitch but during the training week, and he made a big effort.’

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