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Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Southampton wonderkid Luke Shaw, with the news that their rivals Manchester City are preparing a £30m bid this summer, Goal reports.
The 18-year-old has been sublime this term on the left of Saints’ back four, and his form recently earned him his first full England cap.
Naturally, his performances have not gone unnoticed, and Chelsea were apparently keen on bringing him to Stamford Bridge as the long term successor to stalwart defender Ashley Cole.
Ironically, Shaw could actually take Cole’s place in the England World Cup this summer.
Although Manchester United and Tottenham have also registered an interest in the wonderkid, it now appears that title contenders City are the favourites for his sought after signature.
Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t regard Gael Clichy or Aleksandar Kolarov as good enough long-term, and is prepared to pay an astronomical fee to secure the gifted teenager.
The Sky Blues could spend £30m on Shaw, which would make him the most expensive teenager of all time.
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