Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has told Manchester United they will need to improve on their initial offer for Morgan Schneiderlin if they want to sign the French midfielder this summer.
Koeman confirmed the Saints had received a bid from Old Trafford for Schneiderlin, who was absent from the club's first training session of the new season on Monday, but said "it wasn't serious".
The Dutchman also said Southampton were hopeful of retaining Toby Alderweireld despite revealing Atletico Madrid, the defender's parent club, are resisting their move to make his loan deal a permanent one.
"Morgan was ill but he is coming to training tomorrow and he will travel with the rest of the squad to Austria," said Koeman ahead of Southampton's pre-season trip. The Saints play RB Leipzig in the first game of their tour on Wednesday.
"He was not feeling well, so he had contact with the doctor and he stayed at home," Koeman added.
"Two weeks ago we had a big offer from Man United but it wasn't enough. It wasn't serious and no more bids today."
Van Gaal is keen to sign Schneiderlin before United fly out for their pre-season tour of the United States on 13 July.
The best and worst kits from around the World
The best and worst kits from around the World
1/43 Legia Warsaw away
This military green kit with a black sash is certainly eye-catching - although we can't decide if we love it or hate it. The badge, as ever, is a superb piece of minimalist design
2/43 Hamburg away
Looks like a bit of throw away training top. Not working
3/43 Inter Milan away
The sponsor (this will become a theme) ruins what is an extremely smart bit of kit
4/43 Zenit St Petersburg away
The light blue colour is nearly always a winner, but this kit launch stands out for the bonkers Imperial Russian background
5/43 Borussia Monchengladbach away
As if the shades of green weren't hideous enough, they've stuck a big yellow blob right in the middle of it
6/43 Leeds United home
You can rarely go wrong with white and blue trim. Just make sure to keep a sponsor off
7/43 Atletico Madrid away
Their red and white home shirt with blue shorts is as lovely as ever, but the sleek away shirt looks just as nice this year
8/43 Wolfsburg (away)
The home shirt (on the right) is decent without being brilliant, but it's the away kit that is an eyesore. Too many colours
9/43 AC Milan third
The shirt isn't anything too horrendous (it's the dark green) but these shorts are awful. Yellow and green has often been used in tandem, but there are too many shades of green here and a useless use of red
10/43 RC Lens away
Now here is how you use a bit of fluorescent colouring. The moody black and grey diagonal stripes get a flash of colour (plus no sponsor!!). Umbro onto a winner again
11/43 Bayern Munich away
Doesn't seem as if much effort has gone into this one; it's the kind of unmemorable effort that provokes neither love nor hate
12/43 Figueirense third
Not much to add beyond it being drop dead gorgeous
13/43 St Pauli home
St Pauli kits have become a bit of a cult collectors item in recent years, the chocolate brown kits always offering a unique choice. This mostly white kit isn't quite a classic, but has the rainbow stripes on the sleeves
14/43 Rayo Vallecano away
The stripes represent different social injustices and the club will donate money to charity for every shirt sold. Top effort
15/43 CD Guadalajara home
Another club to adopt the rainbow sash, the Spanish third division side will donate five per cent of sales to an anti-homophobia charity
16/43 V-Varen Nagasaki
It's modelled on a tuxedo to celebrate the J-League club's 10th anniversary. Who knows why
17/43 Everton home
Classic style by Umbro
18/43 West Ham
Umbro with another winner - the shirt was so popular that the website broke
19/43 Barcelona home
Barcelona have dropped the vertical stripes for the first time in the club's 115-year history
20/43 Barcelona third (rumoured)
This Nike template will be popping up quite frequently...
21/43 Juventus home
It's hard to go wrong with black and white stripes
22/43 Juventus away
Juve have had some classic pink kits over the years; this isn't one of them and has too much going on in the mid-section. Plain pink with a touch of red and black would have been plenty
23/43 Crystal Palace
We were delirious when Palace released their kit without a sponsor earlier this summer...
24/43 Crystal Palace home
... and then they went and stuck an online casino on the front. Which one of these two would you wear? Not a hard choice for us here
25/43 Fiorentina home
Old school French brand make a return to football with a classic kit for La Viola
26/43 Sturm Graz home
27/43 Sturm Graz away
Oh dear, oh dear.
28/43 Sturm Graz third
How did these ever get made???
29/43 Swansea City away
Swansea's home shirt is a classic white with gold trim; this is horrible
30/43 Arsenal home
Another top effort from Puma for the Gunners
31/43 Arsenal away (rumour)
However, this leaked away shirt is much less impressive. The colour scheme is right but it doesn't work
32/43 Troyes third kit
We're not sure what to make of this effort
33/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
Great effort from Nike if this turns out to be the home kit - lovely white trim and a smart collar
34/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
What can't be seen on this image is the blue min graphic on the sleeves - undecided on this one at the moment
35/43 Manchester City home (rumoured)
Here's that gruesome template again...
36/43 Real Madrid away
Looks like something one might wear on the way home from the gym or to lounge around in
37/43 Nottingham Forest home
Wow, this is a real beauty from the Midlands club to celebrate the club's 150th anniversary
38/43 Kawasaki Frontale home
The Japanese club have released a smart limited addition kit in tribute to their new main stand
39/43 Evian home
The French club always produce interesting kits - for better or worse - with their pink, white and blue colour scheme. Undecided on this one
40/43 Roma away
You can't quite see it from this image, but look closely and there is a map of Rome embedded on this smart white shirt
41/43 Roma third (rumoured)
Unfortunately, Roma went for that template. Just horrible schemes that lack imagination
42/43 Southampton away
Green and blue is not exactly a classic colour combo and this one just doesn't work. At all
43/43 Porto away
AVERT YOUR EYES
And Koeman is hopeful any deal for the 25-year-old will be concluded in the imminent future.
"Everybody knows the situation of Morgan and if you can get a big move I can understand it,' Koeman added.
"If there is any business then I hope it will be soon because it is best for the player, best for us and we have to think about ourselves if we sell the player.
"I had a lot of meetings with Morgan - I already had a meeting last week with Morgan - and it is important for the player to do a good pre-season and we will see what happens in the next few days."
It is reported that United's offer for Schneiderlin was in the region of £20million. Asked what fee would persuade Southampton to sell, Koeman added: "I don't talk about money, about numbers. It is not my business. It is up to the club."
While Koeman faces up to the prospect of losing Schneiderlin he could also be without the services of Alderweireld this season.
Southampton were expecting to complete a £6.8m deal for Alderweireld after it was understood that Atletico Madrid failed to cancel his buy-out clause in time.
Alderweireld's performances last season have led to interest from the likes of Tottenham, with reports on Sunday suggesting that they had agreed a deal with the Spanish club.
"Southampton signed an option for the player and Atletico Madrid is trying to take back the option," said Koeman.
"In our knowledge this was too late and what happened with Tottenham in the middle, I don't know.
"The player told us he was very happy about Southampton. We mentioned to the player that we would like to continue and that was the case to Altetico Madrid and what happened after, I don't know."
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