There are some genuinely surprised faces here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the Daily Express claimed that Southampton star Luke Shaw may well stay at the club after all.
During a summer of speculation where his future has been up in the air and both Manchester United and Chelsea have shown an interest in the player, we would not have placed a huge amount of money on Shaw staying at St. Mary’s.
However, that looks like being the case with both Chelsea and United now looking at other left backs and moving closer to other options.
Shaw has made no secret of the fact that he would be happy to stay at the Saints, but we think that with a move seeming so close, he might struggle to re-adapt should that be the case come the opening day of next season – least of all because the majority of his team-mates seem to be leaving the club!
Chelsea have released Ashley Cole, but are keen on CSKA Moscow’s Georgi Shchennikov – and also have Cesar Azpilicueta, whilst United handed Patrice Evra a new one-year deal and have been casting their eye around with Ajax’s Daley Blind also an option.
Southampton fans. Do you think now is the time to cash in on Shaw or should you try and keep him for as long as possible? Let us know your thoughts below.