United boss David Moyes has conceded defeat in his efforts to sign Leighton Baines and is now targeting the Southampton wonderkid to solve his search for a left-back.

Southampton have put a huge price tag on the teenager's head in a bid to scare off suitors.

But that is unlikely to deter Moyes who is desperate to beat Chelsea and Tottenham to sign the England Under-21 defender.

Everton's refusal to do business over Baines has forced Moyes to look elsewhere.

United also failed to clinch a last-ditch loan move for Real Madrid's Fabio Coentrao.

The Saints academy product has now emerged as the man Moyes wants to become Patrice Evra's eventual successor at Old Trafford.

However pulling off a deal won't be easy. As well as the huge fee Southampton don't need to sell especially after Shaw signed a five-year deal when he turned 18 in July.

If Saints decide to do business United won't be the only interested party.