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Newcastle launch enquiry for Manchester United star Luke Shaw but put off by £20m asking price

RAFA BENITEZ has made an enquiry about Luke Shaw – but has been put off by his £20million pricetag.

The Newcastle boss needs a left-back in January and was once focused on Manchester United’s out-of-favour England world.

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The English defender has fallen out of favour below the control of Jose Mourinho

But despite the fact that the Red Devils are keen to take a £7m hit at the £27m they paid to signal Shaw from Southampton in 2014, this is nonetheless an excessive amount of for the penny-pinching Toon.

And a mortgage transfer additionally seems out of the query with Jose Mourinho in need of to promote the full-back completely.

Shaw, 22, moved from the Saints when Louis van Gaal was once in fee at Old Trafford but his profession suffered an enormous setback when he broke his leg in September 2015.

Since returning to health, the seven-cap Three Lions defender has failed to provoke Mourinho, making simply two appearances off the bench within the Carabao Cup this season.

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The Toon boss is having a look to strengthen his defence in January

Turkish giants Fenerbahce additionally requested about Shaw ultimate month (Nov) but the Englishman was once now not concerned about that transfer.

Toon leader Benitez, in the meantime, is determined for duvet at the left of his again 4 having badly neglected Paul Dummett for the reason that Geordie injured his hamstring at the opening weekend.

Centre-half Chancel Mbemba and right-back Javier Manquillo were filling in for Dummett, who’s again in coaching but continues to be now not are compatible to stand Chelsea the next day.

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