Southampton remain confident Shaw staying with Saints

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is telling interested parties that in-demand England defender Luke Shaw will be staying on the South Coast.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is telling interested parties that in-demand England defender Luke Shaw will be staying on the South Coast.

The full-back has been linked with a number of top Premier League clubs and recent reports have claimed the 18-year-old would prefer a summer move to Manchester United ahead of Chelsea.

"That's the first time I've heard about that, it's news to me," he said. "At the end of the day Luke Shaw is a player that belongs to Southampton, and it will be the club that makes the decision as to what happens with his future.

"Of course there will be interest for him, but so far right now he's a player at Southampton and it looks as though it will continue that way.

"There are a lot of players who are under interest at Southampton, but they are all very happy at the football club, and most of them are under long-term contracts.

"They understand the situation of what it means to be a professional player in the Premier League. There's nothing really we have to speak about on that front. If there is any decision to be made, it is for the owners, not for me."

 
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