Chelsea set to beat Manchester United to £21m Premier League star

Chelsea set to beat Manchester United to £21m Premier League star


According to transfer gurus ‘’, Chelsea are inching ever closer to the capture of Southampton’s young left-back Luke Shaw.

Luke Shaw

Shaw, 18, has been one of the breakthrough stars this campaign, and has earned rave reviews from fans and pundits alike. His performances have attracted the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool in recent weeks, but according to this latest report, the defender’s most likely destination is Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea stalwart Ashley Cole has fallen out of favour this season, with right back Cesar Azpilicueta filling in for the 33-year-old throughout the campaign. Shaw is seen as Cole’s natural successor for the England national side, and Jose Mourinho is said to want to bring in the youngster to replace the veteran in West London too.

The Italian report states that, with Shaw being a boyhood Chelsea fan, the 18-year-old is set to join the Blues this summer, with Jose Mourinho holding off on a January bid so as to ensure that the defender is the right man for the job.

Shaw is vying with Cole and Everton’s Leighton Baines for a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad, but with Baines considered to be first choice due to Cole’s lack of game time for Chelsea, the fight seems to just be between the Chelsea defender and the man set to end his career at the highest level.

The price for the defender is rumoured to be around the £21m mark.

What do you think? Can Shaw replace Cole? Should he make a move this summer? Let me know in the comments below…

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  1. Another nonsense story Shaw is going nowhere for now. The price mentioned too is ridiculous, just wait till he appears at the World Cup !!!

  2. Infact, this is a very refreshing news for chelsea funs including me.It will be an excellent deal for shaw,southamton and chelsea as well as a good replacement for cole.

    • Yet more lazy journalism!! Shaw just stay put! Chelsea abt to collapse & utd worse than your current club!! You really should understand that you will develop so much more where you are!!

  3. shaw should go to chelsea.At least he should be giving a chance along side lampard,john terry nd likes like dat. nd i knw dat we blue fans wil be so api to have shaw @stamford bridge

    • I think shaw should go to manchester united because there he will get the spot light plus he is another player who can put in everything in his ability 2 help moyes rebuild the squad and I like him just imagine the combination of two young stars him and januzai it would be brilliant

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