Despite reports today that Southampton starlet Luke Shaw wants a move to Manchester United (per the BBC), the deposed Premier League champions have thus far been frustrated in their pursuit of the left-back.
Shaw reportedly told his current club that he wanted to join the Red Devils back on May 11, but a transfer has yet to come to fruition in the month since.
The Saints, it is understood, are waiting to appoint a successor to departed manager Mauricio Pochettino before sanctioning any more departures, following Rickie Lambert's move to Liverpool earlier this month.
And that has led to growing impatience on United's part, with new boss Louis van Gaal already looking into alternatives for the talented teenager (the Express).
If the Old Trafford club opts not to sign Shaw, here we take a look at five potential alternatives to the 18-year-old defender.