Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur unlikely to be able to sign wonderkid defender this summer with the left back set for a new contract.
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are set to be frustrated in their bid to sign Southampton left back Luke Shaw, with the youngster set to commit to a long term stay at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Sun report that the 17 year-old will agree a £25,000 per week deal to remain with the Saints until 2018 after his 18th birthday next week, leaving Spurs and Chelsea to look elsewhere for their defensive reinforcements.
Shaw has been an impressively mature figure at the back for Southampton ever since he made his Premier League debut in the 2012-13 season, quickly becoming a regular in the first team.
Chelsea will need a successor to England centurion Ashley Cole in the next season or two, with the 32 year-old in the twilight of his career, and Shaw could occupy the role for the next fifteen years if he moved.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas appears unconvinced by Benoit Assou-Ekotto in the left back position at White Hart Lane, and Tottenham’s best performer in that role last season was actually centre back Jan Vertonghen.
Given that Shaw is a Chelsea fan, it is likely that Shaw would choose the West London outfit should both teams have an offer accepted.
However, it appears that both capital sides will have to wait to buy Shaw, with the teenager happily receiving first team football at Southampton.