Doubts have started to emerge about the chances of a world record deal for the Southampton star being done with just 10 days of the January window left.

Saints chairman Katharina Liebherr’s determination not to sell any stars this month is a further obstacle for Shaw’s suitors.

And they are now facing up to having to wait until the summer to land their man.

Manchester United and Manchester City also want the 18-year-old left-back.

But Chelsea believe they have the edge in the race to land Blues fan Shaw.

Southampton have put a huge £30m price tag on their prized asset, as revealed by StarSport last week.