Manchester United transfer anything but a formality this summer

shawThere could be a shock for punters in the Football Transfer Tavern this summer according to The Independent, who seem to think Luke Shaw will be remaining at Southampton.

We have had many discussions over pints and games of pool where we debated just where Shaw would be next season – and very few of our punters felt he would still be at St. Mary’s.

Chelsea and Manchester United seem to be the choice of clubs, and even Real Madrid had been mentioned as shock outsiders for Shaw.

However, his manager Mauricio Pochettino seems to think that despite all these links and crazy bids being floating around, Shaw will be going nowhere bar Brazil this summer.

He claimed: “At the end of the day Luke Shaw is a player that belongs to Southampton, and it will be the club, Southampton, that makes the decision as to what happens with his future.

“Of course there will be interest for him, but so far right now he’s a player at Southampton and it looks as though it will continue that way.

“There are a lot of players who are under interest at Southampton, but they are all very happy at the football club, and most of them are under long-term contracts.”

Of course this could also mean that the likes of Adam Lallana will be staying at the club – and what a summer that would be for the Saints if they managed to keep their stars!

Are Southampton willing to take this one to transfer deadline day? Will Shaw earn his move to Old Trafford eventually? Let us know your thoughts below.

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