Pochettino: No one for sale at Southampton

Southampton coach Mauricio Pochettino insists he does not intend to sell any of his players during the January transfer window.

The Argentinian's position had been thrown into question following the departure of chairman Nicola Cortese this week, casting further doubt over the futures of star players such as Luke Shaw.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the teenage left-back for some time, while Manchester United have also reportedly shown interest as they seek a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra.

But Pochettino has now stated his intention to remain in place until the end of the season, and stressed that any transfer activity would have to be on his terms.

"I want to make one thing clear: no one is for sale at Southampton, no one," he said.

"No player that I don't want to leave will leave this club."

However, Pochettino's long-term intentions remain unclear, with the 41-year-old adding: "It's only normal that we finish the season and then we'll see next season what happens. That's only normal.

"It's clear that at the end of the season we will assess the situation at the club."

Southampton currently sit ninth in the Premier League, but have won just two of their last 10 fixtures.


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