Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Tottenham for Fulham’s young left-back Ryan Sessegnon.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho wants to snap up the talented England Under-19s international this summer — and that could be good news for Luke Shaw, who had feared being made surplus to requirements at Old Trafford by the arrival of a new senior left-back.

Shaw is on track to return to training in August after surgery on an ankle ligament injury he sustained on April 30. The 21-year-old will wear a brace for another two-to-three weeks before stepping up his rehabilitation.