Stamford Bridge side keen on St Mary’s teenager.
Chelsea are looking to the future. Southampton left back Luke Shaw, who has started the last four matches, has long been on the radar of Stamford Bridge technical director Michael Emenalo.
Shaw, 17, insisted this week he will not be leaving St Mary’s, but he is so highly rated by Chelsea that he is lined up to replace Cole in the summer.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Chelsea are clearly planning for the future and Luke Shaw may well be a very intelligent player to consider making a move for and perhaps by doing so now they will save themselves a fortune as clearly in a year or two from now his stock will have risen further.
The Blues spent upwards of £80m on new additions over the summer, all six new signings being 23 years of age or under and this coupled with the possible departure of veterans Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole is a clear indication that it’s out with the old and in with the new.
The 17 year old broke onto the scene last term and has gone on to four Premier League starts thus far this term and it’s perhaps no coincidence that the South Coast strugglers have avoided defeat in all those matches and Nigel Adkins is clearly more than happy to allow the youngster to further prove himself in the English top tier despite his tender years.
As for Shaw being a direct replacement for Cole, well one would have thought that Ryan Bertrand could be the man Chelsea look to in the immediate term but perhaps the England Under 17 international is seen as a player who can challenge the Blues wide-man.
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