Morgan Schneiderlin transfer latest: Arsenal 'rivalling' Tottenham to sign Southampton midfielder despite 'hands off' warning
Southampton issued a statement claiming that no more players would be sold but interest in Scheiderlin in increasing by the day
Tottenham may be leading the race to sign Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, but they could face competition for the Frenchman’s signature from their North London rival Arsenal, according to reports.
Schneiderlin has signalled his intention to leave St Mary’s, tweeting his unhappiness at what appeared to be the departure of five of his team-mates earlier this week and reportedly handing in a transfer request to the club’s hierarchy.
Spurs were interested in taking both Schneiderlin and his colleague Jay Rodriguez in a double swoop, with newly appointed manager Mauricio Pochettino set to raid his former club as their summer exodus continues.
Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren all left as Liverpool paid a combined £49m for the trio, while Manchester United secured young England left-back Luke Shaw for £28m-plus add-ons and Calum Chambers left for Arsenal in a £16m switch.
The Metro is reporting that despite setting his heart on a move to White Hart Lane, Arsenal have been in contact with the 24-year-old in an attempt to persuade him to head to the red half to North London, and they go on to suggest that Arsene Wenger discussed a possible transfer in Brazil during his TV punditry role at the World Cup – where Schneiderlin was featuring for the French.
6 years of an amazing journey #saintsfc DESTROYED in 1 hour !!!; Morgan Schneiderlin (@SchneiderlinMo4) July 29, 2014
The Gunners’ French contingent of Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Mathieu Flamini are trying to talk both parties into the move, but Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger stressed that there would be no further departures this summer after the fire-sale.
Read more: Jenkinson joins West Ham on season-long loan
Real Madrid 'desperate' to sell Khedira to Arsenal
Cazorla linked with Atletico switch
That prompted Schneiderlin to send his tweet in anger, although he was reported to have attended their training session on Thursday.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The biggest fight of all time, or maybe just the most lucrative?
What time does Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao start?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals who he thinks is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
- 2 Smartphones are making children borderline autistic, says psychiatrist
- 3 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 4 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
Rupert Murdoch berated Sun journalists for not doing enough to attack Ed Miliband and stop him winning the general election