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Pellegrini downplays £30m Shaw move

ESPN staff
January 17, 2014
Luke Shaw has been linked with a £30 million move away from Southampton © PA Photos

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has downplayed talk that he will make a January move for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw.

City have been linked with Shaw, rated at £30 million, who is also a reported target for Chelsea and Manchester United.

But although there is uncertainty about players' futures at Southampton after the departure of executive chairman Nicola Cortese, Shaw, who signed a new five-year contract last summer, will not be on his way to the Etihad Stadium, according to Pellegrini.

Asked about signing Shaw, Pellegrini replied: "No, no, no. I don't confirm about any names because we are not concerned about that in this moment. We are just thinking about Cardiff [on Saturday] and not the winter transfer window.

"During the whole of January we will see what happens, all the clubs can do transfers, but I am not interested in one name especially. I don't say nothing about it."

City's current left-backs are Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov, who has been in fine form this season.

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