Chelsea are ready to bid in January for Manchester United fullback Luke Shaw.

The Sunday Express says Chelsea could offer Shaw an escape route from United for the winter market.

The England left-back has emerged as a surprise target for the Blues.

Shaw is under contract until 2019 but has struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford since his £30million switch from Southampton.

He has made just two appearances for United so far this term, both as a substitute in the Carabao Cup against Burton and Swansea.