Stamford Bridge side close in on St Mary’s starlet.
Chelsea are reportedly set to win the race to sign Southampton teenager Luke Shaw according to the Daily Mirror.
The highly rated left-back is seen by Jose Mourinho as a long term replacement for Ashley Cole, who is out of contract next summer and has been dropped in recent weeks.
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The Blues will apparently need to guarantee Shaw regular first team football if he is to agree a move to the West London club.
The 18 year old has been a regular in the Saints first team this season and has already been capped at Under 21 level and a move to Chelsea would presumably help in his efforts to make it into Roy Hodgson’s senior squad, perhaps even a spot in the England World Cup squad is a possibility if a move to Stamford Bridge is secured in the January transfer window.
Cesar Azpilicueta, usually used at right-back, has filled in at left-back in recent weeks such has been Ashley Cole’s recent fall from grace in the Blues first team set-up.
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