Saints star is contracted to St Mary’s until 2018.
La Liga giants Real Madrid are set to join the race for highly rated Southampton left-back Luke Shaw at the end of the season, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The brilliant young England international has been attracting the attentions of a whole host of big-name Premier League clubs in recent weeks after turning in a string of eye-catching displays for the south-coast club so far in this campaign.
In fact, the 18-year-old’s performances have been so impressive that the player has even now moved ahead of veteran Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole in the running to go with England to this summer’s Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil.
And as a result, it is understood that the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool are all now desperate to land Shaw when the summer transfer window finally opens again for business on July 1.
But those Premier League giants are all now set to face a battle to land the Englishman from los Blancos, whose head coach Carlo Ancelotti is known to be a huge admirer of the player.