SAINTS are being linked with a shock loan move for a 17-year-old Manchester United winger.

Teen starlet Demetri Mitchell helped England under-17s win the European Championship title earlier this year.

The left-sided winger, born in Manchester, is bang in form, having blasted four goals last week for United in an 11-0 Milk Cup thrashing of Australians Gold Coast Academy.

The Milk Cup is an annual youth international tournament held in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has confirmed that centre half Ron Vlaar is staying at the club.

Vlaar was recently linked with Saints, and he knows Ronald Koeman well from their time together at Feyenoord.

Lambert said: “He’s raring to go. That, in itself, is a plus. He loves it here.”