Luke Shaw is set to stay at Southampton this month ahead of a titanic £25 million battle to sign him this summer, Goal understands.
The 18-year-old left-back has been the subject of strong interest from Manchester United in the final week of the transfer window but he is happy to remain at St Mary's Stadium.
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Shaw's future is complicated by the fact that his management team Stellar Group also represent Ashley Cole, who wants a new Chelsea deal when his current contract expires in the summer.
As reported by Goal, United made a move for Shaw last week as they laid down an early marker in what is likely to be a concerted push for the left-back.
The Premier League champions opened preliminary talks with Southampton over a £20m move this month as they explored the possibility of following up the £37m capture of Juan Mata.
Manager David Moyes is in the market for a new left-back as he prepares for the possible departure of Patrice Evra, whose contract expires in the summer.
Shaw, 18, is the highest-rated English player in his age group. He is yet to be capped by England but made his debut for Southampton aged 18 and has already accumulated 51 first-team appearances for Mauricio Pochettino's exciting team.