Three clubs appear to be in the running to sign Morgan Schneiderlin after he revealed he wants to stay in England, and will only leave Southampton for a club in the Champions League.
Schneiderlin’s latest statement rules Liverpool, Paris Saint Germain and Tottenham out of the running for his signature and gives Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United a boost in their pursuit.
Arsenal fans seem the most confident of signing the French midfielder, as some reports suggest discussions have already taken place.
Schneiderlin also said he wants to give himself the best chance of playing in the European Championships in 2016, meaning he will be looking for regular game time. That may rule out Chelsea who have Nemanja Matic as their firm first choice defensive midfielder.
The Southampton fans seem resigned to losing their star asset this summer but will hope the promise of regular game time sees him stay.
As always on Fresh Football we took to Twitter to look at how the fans are reacting to the latest rumours regarding Schneiderlin and a move away:
Chelsea will buy Schneiderlin. Heard it here first.
— Thierry Is Love (@ThierryIsLife) May 27, 2015
Prediction: Schneiderlin to join Arsenal before July 1, £25m, 85k per week.
— Oli Price-Bates (@OliPriceBates) May 26, 2015
I'd be happy if we just signed Čech n Schneiderlin. There's enough quality n depth in the other positions to challenge for the title
— Faizan (@GunsOfEmirates) May 24, 2015
Pls LVG sign morgan schneiderlin for man utd We need him badly
— Atm (@mcmain44) May 27, 2015
Morgan Schneiderlin would 100% be wortyh a €30m investment from Arsenal if they go for it, already top class, ready for CL no doubt.
— Stefan Kelly (@StefanKelly) May 23, 2015
You know what's good about Arsenal transfer rumours these days? We're linked with quality players. Vidal, Schneiderlin, Kondogbia, Cech, etc
— Ify (@Ifynaija) May 24, 2015
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