Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini played down talk that he will make a move for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, while insisting that the January transfer window is not a priority for him.┬áCity have been linked with the┬á30 million pound-rated defender, who is also a reported target for Chelsea┬áand Manchester United.
But although there is uncertainty about Saints players’ futures┬áafter the departure of executive chairman Nicola Cortese, Shaw, 18, who signed a new five-year contract at the club last summer, will not be on his way to the Etihad Stadium, according to Pellegrini.
ÔÇ£No, no, no. I donÔÇÖt confirm about any names because we are not concerned about that in this moment,ÔÇØ he said. ÔÇ£We are just thinking about Cardiff [on Saturday] and not the winter transfer window.┬áDuring 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 donÔÇÖt say nothing about it.ÔÇØ
CityÔÇÖs current left-backs are Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov, who has been in fine form this season.┬áCentre-back Joleon Lescott is a target for West Ham but City are yet to receive an offer for the England international.┬áAnd Pellegrini added: ÔÇ£I am not talking about transfers at this moment because it is not our priority.ÔÇØ