Man United and Chelsea target Luke Shaw has no interest of leaving Southampton this month, according to team-mate

Ward-Prowse (above) reckons Luke Shaw wants to stay at Southampton. Photo: PA

Man United and Chelsea target Luke Shaw has no intention of leaving Southampton this month, according to team-mate James Ward-Prowse.

Saints' focus on home-grown talent is well documented, with eight British players featuring in Tuesday's frenetic 2-2 draw with league leaders Arsenal.

Five of those progressed through the club's much-vaunted youth system, which in recent years has produced the likes of Gareth Bale, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Teenage left-back Shaw is the latest potential star and is attracting a lot of interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea.

However, the 18-year-old has no intention of jumping ship any time soon and team-mate Ward-Prowse, himself only 19, believes St Mary's is the best place for him.

"Obviously there is a little bit of banter flying around about the headlines, but that is just normal in football," the midfielder told Press Association Sport.

"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."