Arsenal and Man United told to cough up £25m for Prem’s top enforcer

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According to reports from Mirror Football earlier this week, Southampton have placed a £25million price-tag on star midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin. 

The 25 year-old has emerged as one of the Premier League’s most formidable enforcers since the Saints’ top flight ascension in summer 2012, this season averaging the second-most tackles per match, 3.7, of any player in the division.

That’s undoubtedly had an intrinsic effect on Ronald Koeman’s side boasting the healthiest goals conceded column in the Premier League, on parity with crowned champions Chelsea.

Last month, Koeman admitted the France international could force a move away at the end of the season – as reported by This Is Futbol – after attempting to quit St. Mary’s last summer.

Southampton are trying to tie the 6 foot 2 midfielder down to a five-year contract extension but his reluctance to sign has only amplified rumours of a summer move to Arsenal or Manchester United – as This Is Futbol revealed on Wednesday.

And according to Mirror Football, who also moot Tottenham as potential buyers, the Saints have now placed a £25million valuation on Schneiderlin.

That would make him the joint-second most expensive departure in the club’s history, matching Adam Lallana’s move to Liverpool but surpassed by Luke Shaw’s £31million Manchester United deal.

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