Saints will not be selling Morgan Schneiderlin in January.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has had some words that Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will not be happy to have heard in his pre-match press conference today, with the Mail reporting that the Dutchman has insisted that none of his key players will be sold in January.
The player that Koeman is likely to have been referring to in particular is French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who is believed to be a transfer target for both Arsenal and Spurs – but a player who the Saints are desperate to hold on to, having eschewed all interest in the summer.
Koeman was equally forceful in his insistence that neither Schneiderlin nor any of his teammates will be sold when the window reopens:
“We will sell nobody in January. Morgan’s attitude is fantastic – everybody knows that he had a difficult time in the summer, but finally he accepted his situation and he’s doing his best and looking forward to returning to playing.”