Pochettino rejects Chelsea Shaw talk

Luke ShawSouthampton boss Mauricio Pochettino has rejected talk Chelsea will sign Saints’ teenage ace Luke Shaw over the close season.

The left-back has been one of the south-coast club’s stand-out players this campaign and has been linked with Chelsea in recent weeks.

The 17-year-old is tipped to have a huge future in the game and has attracted plenty of scouts to St Mary’s this season after some outstanding displays at full-back.

Chelsea are thought to be weighing up a summer offer but Pochettino, when asked about the speculation, rejected those claims and even suggested the Londoners should be more concerned about Saints trying to sign their players this summer.

He said: “Perhaps we will go and get some Chelsea players ourselves. I think that [executive chairman] Nicola Cortese staying is the best possible news for next season.

“That is very good for the squad, for the whole club. We will talk about the summer and the budgets with Nicola.”

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