Chelsea Frontrunners to Sign £15m Rated Southampton Wonderkid

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Chelsea and Spurs both appeal to young full back.

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Young Southampton full back Luke Shaw is apparently torn between two London based sides as the uncertainty surrounding the club’s management has thrown his future into the air, The Express reports.

The 17-year-old had first been a target for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger hoped to continue his policy of buying and developing young talent, as he had done with Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chemberlain, but his interest cooled and it is now Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur who have been left to fight it out for his signature.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that he would leave the club should chairman Nicola Cortese decide to step away over the summer and the capital based duo are hoping to use that uncertainty to their advantage.

It was thought that Chelsea were the frontrunners to land the player with the plan of loaning him back to the south coast club for another year before slowly working him into the first team set up at Stamford Bridge after he admitted on Twitter that he was a born and raised Chelsea fan.

However, it is Spurs who have now jumped the queue as manager Andre Villas-Boas has confessed that he is a fan of the young starlet.

“Any player who makes a breakthrough at the age that he has is absolutely unbelievable,” Villas-Boas said.

“He’s a wonderful footballer,for sure, but it doesn’t mean there is direct interest from Tottenham in the player. Transfer targets will be discussed in the summer, and for now it is all speculation.”

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