Man United to wrap up deal for £25m Arsenal target next week

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According to reports from Manchester Evening News this afternoon, Manchester United are hoping to wrap up a deal for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin by the end of next week.  

The 25 year-old has emerged as one of the most formidable enforcers in the Premier League over the last three campaigns, finishing the 2014/15 season with the second-most tackles per-match (3.7) of any player in the division.

Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal views the France international as a long-term successor to Michael Carrick at the base of midfield, dubbing the No.6 position a ‘key role‘ back in May.

After nearly forcing his way out of St. Mary’s twelve months ago, Schneiderlin is almost certain to leave the south coast this summer with Arsenal, Tottenham and United all linked to his signature.

The Old Trafford outfit are currently proving the most proactive in the race to sign the 6 foot 2 centre-mid, however, and have already seen a £20million bid rejected by the Saints.

According to MEN, United now intend to ramp up their interest and come to an agreement with Ronald Koeman’s side by the end of next week, when they will embark on a pre-season tour of Austria and Holland.

Southampton are also keen to have Schneiderlin’s future resolved beforehand, fearing taking the midfielder on tour could further slow the negotiations process and resultantly disrupt their preparations for the 2015/16 campaign.

The Saints value the former Strasbourg youngster at £25million.

Also in the news this week:

Star striker wants Chelsea to sign £29m Man United target

Man United preparing £120m against-the-odds deal for Bayern star

Chelsea target rubbishes reports of £22m Man United move

Arsenal and Man United linked ‘Il Guerriero’ agrees to Real Madrid move

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  • mark clutterbrook says:

    more speculative dribble. supposed to be last week. one media source makes up a story,then the sheep follow. believe when it finally done.

  • Emmanuel says:

    What man u is doing,every day storry.

  • obas says:

    we are tier of man transfer news every day thay want buy this buy that.pls thay should sing good midf now.pls ooooo man

  • Bakri says:

    Let them sign him , there are possibly equal or even better defensive midfielders in the transfer market . The player should make up his mind which club he prefers to play for .

  • Carlton says:

    Until when the deal will be done? 2days ago you were talking about in hours the deal will be done. Now we have heared by the end of next week, are we interested to buy new players at Man U? we are not happy with roumors.

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