Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has refused to deny speculation that his club are planning a bid for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.
The Blues – along with a host of other clubs – have long been linked with a move for the 18-year-old. Media reports today suggested that they were ready to move to sign Shaw, and Mourinho declined to refute those suggestions.
Asked about Shaw, he said: “The market is closed. The market opens in January but as I was saying, I don’t think we will be there either buying or selling.
“At the end of the season every club does it [buys players]. Chelsea will be analysing the situation.”