Thursday 30 January
Southampton team-mate James Ward-Prowse believes that Luke Shaw should remain with the club this month, describing the Saints as "the best club to be at at the moment".
Shaw has been linked with a move to both Manchester United and Chelsea over the last month and, while Ward-Prowse admits that there has been banter among the players, he believes his colleague will stay.
Per the Daily Express' Ben Jefferson, he told reporters:
Obviously there is a little bit of banter flying around about the headlines, but that is just normal in football.
His feet are on the ground, his head at the right place at the moment and he put in a great performance against Arsenal.
He is settled, that is the main thing. You can see the fans love him as well, which is a good thing. This is the best club to be at at the moment.
Shaw and Ward-Prowse are just two of a number of youngsters to have impressed at Southampton over the past 18-months as the club's emphasis on youth begins to reap dividends.
Mauricio Pochettino's side are comfortably in the top half of the Premier League this season, having moved well clear of the relegation battle early in the campaign.
Their success, though, has brought much attention and the interest in Shaw is just one of the consequences of their fine league showings.