Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has conceded that Nathaniel Clyne may leave the club in the summer amid interest from Manchester United.
Clyne is entering the final year of his contract at St Mary’s but has reportedly delayed talks over a new deal until the end of the season.
Man United have been linked with a move for Clyne while Chelsea are said to have sent scouts to watch him in action.
Koeman revealed there has been some interest in Clyne but insisted that Southampton will do everything they can to keep him.
Speaking about Clyne’s future, Koeman said: ”We are still trying to keep Clyne in the club.
“We know it’s not easy as maybe there is some interest.
“At the moment, there is not a serious bid for whichever player in the team, but we’ll do everything to keep them.”
It is odd for United to be linked with Clyne given they have a perfectly capable right-back in Rafael already at the club but it appears van Gaal has lost faith in the Brazilian.
Young, English and proven in the Premier League, Clyne would be a relatively risk-free signing should he come to Old Trafford.
With Luke Shaw on the left, United would have quality on their flanks for years to come. It is a sad situation for Rafael but it is more than likely that he will be moved on in the summer.