Southampton refuse to bring forward new contract talks for 17 year-old fullback Luke Shaw.

Arsenal are heavily tipped with a January move, while Chelsea have had the coveted youngster heavily scouted.

The Daily Echo says while Saints fully intend to discuss a new and improved contract with Shaw, right now they are reticent to offer an extended deal, with negotiations remaining unopened.

Shaw is understood to be earning a very modest salary, having initially signed a regular first-year pro deal that kicked in when he turned 17.

Those contracts are usually designed for players who are still finding their feet in the development sides, and maybe getting the odd cup appearance.

But Shaw, whose current deal runs until 2015, has become a Premier League regular.