Chelsea are readying a £4 million bid for teenage Southampton defender Luke Shaw, and will contact the newly-promoted Premier League side this week according to The Daily Mail.
The west London club are looking to revamp their squad this summer, with a number of the old guard expected to leave and new faces galore expected.
With Roberto Di Matteo brought in on a permanent basis as the club’s manager, the additions of Marko Marin, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard have already been captured.
However, 16-year-old Shaw is next on the Stamford Bridge club’s wishlist, after impressing for England under-17’s.
The young left-back made his first-team debut for the Saints against Millwall in the FA Cup last season, and is highly-rated amongst youth scouts.
However, despite Chelsea’s interest, Southampton are keen to keep hold of their young star and will resist the Blues’ attempts to snatch him away.
By Gareth McKnight