Rumour Mill: Luke Shaw linked with world record move to Manchester City

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LUKE Shaw is being linked with a world record move to Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The 18-year-old Saints left back has long been linked with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

But now a national newspaper claims City could offer £30m for the England Under-21 international.

That would make Shaw the most expensive full back in football history, with Barcelona having paid £29.5m to land Dani Alves six years ago from Sevilla.

Shaw, who was first linked with City two years ago, has continually stated he is happy at Saints after signing a new five year deal on his 18th birthday last summer.

And manager Mauricio Pochettino has repeatedly stated Shaw is not leaving St Mary’s.

Prior to last month’s home loss to Tottenham, Pochettino said of Shaw: “It’s a very clear situation. “The player wants to stay and the club is not willing to sell.

“What we also need to consider is he still only 18, still progressing, still learning how to be an experienced player, so we need to be very calm about the situation.

“It is taking him some time to mature as a player and I think all these rumours and this speculation around him is not beneficial for him. It’s negative for him.

“It’s also very clear what the project here at Southampton is – it’s a project of young players and Luke Shaw is a prime example of a young player who has come up through the ranks in this club.

“What’s clear is that the player is not for sale and the player has stated he doesn’t want to go anywhere else.

“Other clubs can show their interest, they can come, and journalists can write whatever they want, but it’s very clear that the player is not for sale and does not want to go anywhere.

“He is an 18-year-old player, he is growing, he is maturing, he needs to develop himself psychologically, mentally, tactically, technically.”

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2:35pm Mon 13 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Madness.
Madness. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Santa Retfordia says...

The important thing to remember about this story is that it's a load of total and utter bol1ocks made up by the Mail.

Other than that, interesting news.
The important thing to remember about this story is that it's a load of total and utter bol1ocks made up by the Mail. Other than that, interesting news. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 11

3:14pm Mon 13 Jan 14

StParks says...

Agree with Retford, this is just a space filler. However we need to start adding further talent around Luke Shaw and start to become a regular top 6 club. LS deserves to be playing at the highest level and we all want it to be with the mighty Saints.
I have been very please with our progress this season but unfortunately there is a clear gap in quality and depth compared to the top 6 as we have seen.
NC and MP have a plan and I hope the players are along for the ride too as we all are.
Up the Saints
Agree with Retford, this is just a space filler. However we need to start adding further talent around Luke Shaw and start to become a regular top 6 club. LS deserves to be playing at the highest level and we all want it to be with the mighty Saints. I have been very please with our progress this season but unfortunately there is a clear gap in quality and depth compared to the top 6 as we have seen. NC and MP have a plan and I hope the players are along for the ride too as we all are. Up the Saints StParks
  • Score: 10

3:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

SouthLondonSaint says...

I think this is just paper talk....
I think this is just paper talk.... SouthLondonSaint
  • Score: 1

4:30pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

This story has been around for a couple of days now. Luke is obviously hot property and probably all of the top clubs are casting an envious eye over him. If MC are prepared to start the auction at £30mil it's mind blowing to imagine what we could screw them down for. With that kind of cash being spoken about it will be very interesting to see our reaction. As good as Luke is we could get some very good players in for that kind of money including a replacement LB.
This story has been around for a couple of days now. Luke is obviously hot property and probably all of the top clubs are casting an envious eye over him. If MC are prepared to start the auction at £30mil it's mind blowing to imagine what we could screw them down for. With that kind of cash being spoken about it will be very interesting to see our reaction. As good as Luke is we could get some very good players in for that kind of money including a replacement LB. Clever Dick
  • Score: -2

5:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

st1halo says...

I know it's all rumours but I have no doubt that someone is going to weigh in with a big offer soon. Poch can say he's not for sale all he likes but everyone has a price.

STID
I know it's all rumours but I have no doubt that someone is going to weigh in with a big offer soon. Poch can say he's not for sale all he likes but everyone has a price. STID st1halo
  • Score: -2

6:32pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Prit says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
The important thing to remember about this story is that it's a load of total and utter bol1ocks made up by the Mail.

Other than that, interesting news.
Retford you just made me laugh out loud !! Love it !
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: The important thing to remember about this story is that it's a load of total and utter bol1ocks made up by the Mail. Other than that, interesting news.[/p][/quote]Retford you just made me laugh out loud !! Love it ! Prit
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Mon 13 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

That's a lot of money for a kid to have his career ruined sat on the bench for a couple of years.
That's a lot of money for a kid to have his career ruined sat on the bench for a couple of years. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 6

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