Manchester United are close to finalising a deal for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to reports.
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According to Daily Star, United officials are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Southampton and the Red Devils now favourites to land the 25-year-old’s signature.
Southampton are believed to have accepted a £20m bid for Schneiderlin which will rise to £25m due to performance-based add-ons.
Schneiderlin also has interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham, however United boss Louis van Gaal is reportedly keen to finalise the deal after missing out on Bayern Munich star Bastian Schweinsteiger.
According to the report, Schneiderlin is expected to earn £120k-a-week at Old Trafford, double that of Southampton’s latest offer to the France international.
Schneiderlin publicly stated his desire to play Champions League football next season, and it seems he may now have got his wish.
Southampton are now expected to push hard for Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula, as Daily Express reported on Thursday.