Southampton defender Luke Shaw has dismissed any links tying him with Manchester United and Chelsea.

The English left back has come out to give the clearest sign that he wants to stay at St. Mary’s despite interests from the Premier League’s more prestigious clubs.

After a spectacular season for the Saints, Shaw – along with team-mate Adam Lallana – was named in the PFA Premier League team of the year which has alerted the Red Devils and Chelsea.

However the 18-year-old wants to keep his feet on the ground and play at Southampton, determined to continue developing his potential on the South Coast.

“It’s a good thing to be linked with them, but I don’t concentrate with that stuff. I’ve got football to focus on. That’s my only thinking,” he told Sky Sports.

“(Southampton) is 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.”

He also earned his first call up to the national side this year, and Shaw seems to be enjoying every bit of it.

“It’s been unbelievable,” he said.

“For me to be 18 and to have played 30-odd games in the Premier League is something I wouldn’t have even dreamed of when I was younger. And England was probably the best feeling of my life. So I’m going to keep pushing myself to become a better player.”

 

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