Luke Shaw: It's good to be linked with Chelsea & United, but…

Luke Shaw and Southampton players

Southampton prodigy speaks out over the speculation linking him with a big-money move to Premier League giants Chelsea & Manchester United.

Gifted full-back Luke Shaw - a direct full back with 67 tackles, 35 interceptions and 121 clearances clocked in the Premier League season to date - has been perpetually linked with a move away from current employer Southampton and to one of two Premier League behemoths; Manchester United or Chelsea.

The 18-year-old has been a mainstay in the Saints line-up for almost two years but has enjoyed a break-out season this term, attracting the attention of both clubs who are pursuing replacements for left backs Patrice Evra at Old Trafford and Ashley Cole at Stamford Bridge.

Shaw's stellar season was, on Sunday, rewarded with a placement on the PFA Team of the Year, ousting other candidates such as Cesar Azipilicueta, Evra and Leighton Baines and the player was asked for his reaction over being the subject of a mooted £30m switch in the summer.

""It's a good thing to be linked with [Chelsea and United]," he conceded, as quoted by Sky Sports.

He continued: "But I don't concentrate with that stuff. I've got football to focus on. That's my only thinking. [I'm at] a great club, I'm still young and I've got plenty to learn. It's all rumours. I'm just focusing on the two games I've got left and then see what happens."

While Shaw has remained professional in his official statement, no doubt pleasing his fans on the South Coast, the fact he concludes on "we'll see what happens" may suggest he is open to discussions when the domestic season is over and the transfer market reopens for trading.

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