Louis Van Gaal
Konoplyanka is one of for Manchester United boss van Gaal's top targets this summerReuters

Manchester United are reportedly facing a lot of competition in their attempts to secure Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka's signature this summer.

The 24-year-old Ukrainian, who nearly signed up for Liverpool in the January transfer window, has attracted a lot of attention following his excellent form last season.

Konoplyanka is believed to be one of the four players that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has asked the club to sign, before he takes over at Old Trafford next month.

Due to this reason, the Red Devils, who have reportedly sent their scouts to monitor Konoplyanka, are looking to trigger the £12 million buyout clause in the Ukrainian's contract, according to ESPN.

However, United will probably have to pay a lot more than £12 million to secure the 24-year-old's signature, as many top clubs including Arsenal, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested.

Although Liverpool are also still believed to be interested in the Ukrainian following their unsuccessful attempts to sign him in January, they are not a very big competitor as they are more interested in getting Southampton skipper Adam Lallana.

However, the Red Devils will be facing a very big competition from big spending French outfits Paris Saint-Germain, who are known to break the bank to land their targets. Despite being found guilty of breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play rule, the Ligue 1 champions still forked out a reported £40 million for Chelsea defender David Luiz.

Meanwhile Manchester United's other target Luke Shaw had reportedly told Southampton that he was interested in making a move to Old Trafford this summer.

According to BBC, the teenage left-back had expressed his desire to join the Red Devils during a team function at a hotel on the final day of the Premier League season following the Saints' 1-1 against United on 11 May.

Although the Red Devils made a £27m bid for the 18-year-old defender, the deal was stalled following the departure of their manager Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham Hotspur.

Now the deal looks even more unlikely as Southampton, who have already lost their striker Rickie Lambert to Liverpool, have stated that they will not be doing any more business in the transfer market until a new manager is appointed.

Shaw, who is currently busy preparing for the 2014 World Cup with the rest of his England teammates, will probably be looking to complete his move to United after the 2014 World Cup.