Southampton chief executive Les Reed has played down reports linking Luke Shaw with a move to Manchester United.
Reports had suggested Manchester United were in pole position to sign Shaw at the end of the season after offering the teenager an astonishing £100,000-a-week contract.
However Reed has today rejected such reports by insisting the south coast outfit have not been contacted by Manchester United over the possibility of Shaw moving to the Premier League champions in the summer.
Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Southampton captain Adam Lallana in recent weeks, however Reed has also dampened talk of losing his side's star performer.
Speaking in the build up to Southampton's encounter against Everton, Reed told Sky Sports: "As we stand, there have been no enquiries or offers for any of our players. That is the truth.
"No club has been given permission to talk to any of our players. Reports that some of our players are negotiating transfers are misinformed.
"We want to improve the squad going forward and retain our current players."
David Moyes had been spotted casting a close eye over Shaw in the weeks leading up to his dismissal from his role at the helm of the club.
Manchester United are thought to still be weighing up a move for £30million-rated Shaw - despite Moyes' exit from the club and Reed's bullish comments.