Tottenham to offer winger for midfielder.
Tottenham Hotspur will hope to beat their north London rivals Arsenal to the signing of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin with the offer of a player in exchange, according to the Sun.
Mauricio Pochettino has been strongly linked with a raid on his old club for one of their top players for much of this summer, though Arsenal are also believed to be in the running for his signature as they eye a new signing in the middle of the park.
Schneiderlin’s impressive form for the Saints has made him one of the top defensive-minded midfield players in the country in recent times, and Spurs are hoping to avoid paying as much as £20m for him as they try their luck with offering Belgian winger Nacher Chadli as part of the deal.
The wide-man has not found his best form at White Hart Lane since moving to the club last summer, and does not appear to be in Pochettino’s plans for the new season, which could pave way for a move to the St Mary’s Stadium.
With Southampton having already sold star player Adam Lallana to Liverpool, Chadli could be seen as a decent replacement for him on the flanks.