Arsenal could try and sign Luke Shaw in January, although they’re believed to have stiff competition from four other Premier League sides.

The Manchester United left back is out of favour under Jose Mourinho and is currently being watched by Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham.

That’s according to the Telegraph, who report that United have extended Shaw’s contract by a further 12 months in the hope they can recoup the £28m they spent on him.

Shaw arrived at Old Trafford in 2014 and made a promising start to his United career. However, a leg break kept him out the side for some time. Since his return, he’s struggled for regular game time under Jose Mourinho, who doesn’t appear to rate him all that highly.

The Telegraph reports that United would be willing to listen to offers over £20m for the England international. Arsenal currently lack cover at left wing-back as Nacho Monreal is currently playing as a centre-back.

It’s meant that Ainsley Maitland-Niles, a right-footed central midfielder by trade, has been required to fill in there. Shaw would give Arsenal a more natural option on that side.

However, with Sead Kolasinac playing well, it’s difficult to see Arsenal paying out so much money just to bring in cover.

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