Saints are set to emphatically reject any approach for teenage left back Luke Shaw.
The 16-year-old is interesting Champions League winners Chelsea, who could test Saints’ resolve with a £4m offer.
However, Saints are keen to send out a clear message by turning down the offer outright and refusing to enter into any discussions regarding Shaw.
The 16-year-old, who was signed aged eight in the time of former academy chief Huw Jennings, is a hot property and has been watched by a host of Premier League scouts.
Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United have all had Shaw extensively watched, as have Chelsea.
It is the Blues though that could be the first to make a serious move but it appears they will be totally unsuccessful.
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