Luke Shaw will not be sold says Nigel Adkins


Southampton manager Nigel Adkins says highly-rated Academy defender Luke Shaw is definitely not for sale.

Despite having only been an unused substitute for the Saints first team, the England Under-17 full-back has been attracting plenty of attention.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have watched the 16-year-old, but Adkins say the club are not interested in selling.

"Luke Shaw is a big part of our future plans," he told BBC Radio Solent.

In recent years the Saints have seen their prized assets leave to Premier League clubs with Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both joining Arsenal and Gareth Bale signing for Tottenham.

But Adkins says Shaw will not go the same way.

"We have got no intention believe you me of letting any of our young players move on," he continued.

"We want them in the first team in the Premier League playing for Southampton football club."