Southampton teenager Luke Shaw is expected to be the subject of numerous bids this summer with Tottenham and Chelsea both keen to land the highly-rated defender.

The two London rivals have been tracking the progress of the left-back for some time and the Metro believes that both clubs will make an offer during the summer.

Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw in action against Chelsea earlier this season. [Reuters]

Southampton would certainly not want to lose another one of their exciting young prospects and did manage to convince Shaw to sign a new five-year contract at the start of the year. They will hope that if they avoid relegation then the young defender will continue to learn his trade at St. Mary's.

Tottenham and Arsenal have both benefited from Southampton's superb academy with Gareth Bale becoming one of the most talked about players in England at White Hart Lane, while Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are established England internationals since moving to the Emirates.

The Metro believes that Tottenham hope the progression of Bale at the club will show Shaw what he can achieve if he does decide to leave Southampton.

Still just 17-years-old, Shaw has already made 20 appearances in the Premier League this season and was even called up to the England Under-21 squad by Stuart Pearce but had to pull out of the game against Romania because of injury.

While Tottenham can point to the success of Bale and offer Shaw a chance to play for a side pushing for Champions League football, it seems they will not be the only club vying for his signature.

Chelsea are also keen to secure a long-term replacement for currently left-back Ashley Cole who only recent signed a new one-year deal with the club.

Ryan Bertrand has successfully deputised for the England full-back but it seems the Blues are keen to try and tempt Shaw to make the move to west London.

Shaw was actually born in Surrey and lived just a matter of miles away from Chelsea's training ground in Cobham. In fact he even admitted on Twitter that he grew up as a Chelsea fan.

However, both London clubs will face a real battle to convince Southampton to part with the defender as they are under no financial pressure to sell and will hope that they can match the players ambitions by pushing for a higher finish in the Premier League next season.